Facilitating student engagement with academic writing : review of an online resource in a widening participation context

Sinfield, Sandra and Burns, Tom and Wallace, Mark and Davies, Caroline and Holley, Debbie and Albon, Debbie (2009) Facilitating student engagement with academic writing : review of an online resource in a widening participation context. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 5 (2). pp. 185-193. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

As education undergoes a process of rapid change, impelled by government intervention and market forces, collegiality has for us generated an increased sense of purpose amidst these pressures and a positive way of harnessing new technologies for enhancing our students’ learning. The ‘widening participation’ student in particular tends to experience higher education as a series of ‘struggles’ in the face of discourses of derision, overassessment, participation in paid employment and, perhaps, those e-learning initiatives designed to rationalise resources rather than support staff or empower students. This paper reviews the ‘Write to Learn’ (W2L) resource that was produced by collaboration between academic, learning development and learning technology staff to support students in their real-life situations - with their actual academic writing tasks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; academic writing
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
800 Literature & rhetoric
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 11:20
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 13:33
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/278

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