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


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.

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