Teaching and learning academic writing: Narratives of future destinations.

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Romova, Zina
Andrew, Martin B.
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2014
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Conference Contribution - Oral Presentation
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academic writing
portfolios
imagined communities
narratives
English as an additional language (EAL)
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Romova, Z., and Andrew, M. (2014). Teaching and learning academic writing: Narratives of future destinations. Paper presented at CLESOL 2014 Conference, Victoria University of Wellington.
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Focus: Qualitative project relating content and form of AW portfolios to: Student ‘destinations’, ‘disciplinary communities’ and ‘imagined communities’ The need of more specificity in creating ‘disciplinary identities’ (Coffin, 2013) for ‘professional membership’ (Gunawardena & Wilson, 2012) The role of the ‘portfolio approach’ in engaging students with discourses needed for future destinations Target communities: SS develop abilities to write discourses aligned with present & future majors: Nursing, Business Studies, ECE, Computer Science, Communication, Medicine, Statistics, Social Practice 41 participants over 2 semesters, in 2 cohorts each semester: 18-39; 14M-27F; China, HK, Korea, Japan, Russia, Vietnam, Somalia, Ethiopia, Israel, Tonga, Nepal, Malaysia
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