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Teaching and testing academic writing: exploring staff and learner experiences

Etherington, S 2004, Teaching and testing academic writing: exploring staff and learner experiences , in: Education in a Changing Environment, 12-13 January 2006, University of Salford, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reports on a small scale action research project concerning subject lecturers' and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) learners' understandings and experiences of writing in a UK university setting and considers how this can usefully inform the testing (and teaching) of academic writing on pre-sessional EAP programmes. The research used interviews with both academic staff and international students to explore notions of academic writing in different subject areas, and the ways in which students’ understandings developed as they progressed further into academic study. The changes in viewpoints have implications for pre-sessional teaching and testing, and for the further teaching of writing within subject departments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9781905732074
Themes: Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2009 13:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:57
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/2022

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