Repositioning academic literacy: Charting the emergence of a community of practice

Hirst, Elizabeth, Henderson, Robyn , Allan, Margaret , Bode, June , and Kocatepe, Mehtap (2004) Repositioning academic literacy: Charting the emergence of a community of practice. The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 27 (1). pp. 66-80.

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This paper reflects on the experiences of the authors in planning and teaching a short-course in academic literacy for students enrolled in the first year of an education degree. By conceptualising tertiary literacy as a social practice and drawing on a sociocultural approach to learning, the members of the project team were able to move beyond deficit views of individual students towards a consideration of their own teaching practices and how they could best help students expand their literate repertoires. This approach provided opportunities for the team to focus on pedagogical matters and to chart its own emergence as a community of practice working on a shared problem.

Item ID: 13946
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1038-1562
Keywords: academic literacy; community of practice
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 04:07
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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