Introduction: Working with Academic Literacies

Lillis, Theresa, Harrington, Kathy, Lea, Mary and Mitchell, Sally (2015) Introduction: Working with Academic Literacies. In: Working with Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. Perspectives in Writing . Colorado State University Open Press / WAC Clearinghouse, Anderson, South Carolina, pp. 3-22. ISBN 9781602357624

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1. What does working with Academic Literacies mean "in practice"?
2. How can the transformative approach argued for in Academic Literacies’ theorizing be instantiated in practice(s)?
3. In developing a transformative approach, how might work in Academic Literacies usefully draw on and engage with other approaches to writing?

Exactly how, when and in which specific contexts - geographical, institutional, disciplinary, stage of study - particular elements of Academic Literacies are valuable for developing a transformative approach to writing and reading in the academy were (and are) questions we all felt needed more consideration. This book is intended as a contribution to such a development, bringing together ideas, pedagogic case studies and critical commentaries from teacher-researchers working in a range of contexts, from undergraduate to postgraduate levels across a range of disciplines - including natural and social sciences - and a number of geopolitical regions - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Catalonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic literacies; transformation; academic writing; critique and design
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Katherine Harrington
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 14:13


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