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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Writing in the Disciplines

ISBN 9780230344518
Publication Date August 2011
Formats Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Universities into the 21st Century

Writing in the Disciplines' (WiD) is a growing field in which discipline-based academics, writing developers, and learning technologists collaborate to help students succeed as subject specialists. This book places WiD in its theoretical and cultural contexts and reports on initiatives taking place at a range of UK higher education institutions.  Also includes surveys of current developments and scholarship in the US, Australia, Europe and elsewhere, making it of interest to both a UK and an international audience.

MARY DEANE is Senior Lecturer in Academic Writing at Coventry University's Centre for Academic Writing (CAW), UK. The author of a number of publications, she advises academics on research writing and publication strategies. She also offers consultancy on enhancing learning and teaching, discipline-based writing development, and using technologies to teach academic writing. Mary won a Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and since 2009 she has been an Executive Board member of the European Writing Centers Association (EWCA) and the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA).

PETER O'NEILL is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Writing at the Write Now Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, London Metropolitan University, UK. He works with staff who are interested in teaching writing in the disciplines, helping them to develop effective techniques for teaching writing and to incorporate 'writing to learn' activities within their courses. He has published articles on Writing Centre theory and practice.

Foreword: Explicit Knowledge: Writing in the Disciplines as Higher Education; J.Monroe
Introduction: Writing in the Disciplines: Beyond Remediality; M.Deane & P.O'Neill
Cross-cultural Approaches to Writing and Disciplinarity; C.Donahue
Developing Academic Literacy in Context: Trends in Australia; E.Purser
The Role of Assessment in 'Writing in the Disciplines' (WiD); K.Harrington
A Comparison of 'Additional' and 'Embedded' Approaches to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines; U.Wingate
Enhancing Students' Legal Writing; S.Foster & M.Deane
Writing Hazards; D.Horne & K.Peake
Taking Action in Business; M.Emmanuel, P.O'Neill, D.Holley, L.Johnson & S.Sinfield
Writing for Mathematics Education at Doctoral Level; P.Samuels & M.Deane
Political Theory, Academic Writing, and Widening Participation; B.Schippers & J.Worley
Writing Design; D.Bhagat & P.O'Neill
From WAC to WiD: Trialling Writing-intensive Pedagogies with Academic Staff in UK Higher Education; R.Bell, S.Broadberry & J.Ayodeji
Backward Design: Towards an Effective Model of Staff Development in Writing in the Disciplines; J.Bean
Writing in the Disciplines and Learning Technologists: Towards Effective Collaboration; C.Llewelln-Jones, M.Agombar & M.Deane
The Writing Centre as a Locus for WiD, WAC and Whole-Institution Writing Provision; L.Ganobcsik-Williams
Conclusion: Ways forward for WiD; M.Deane & P.O'Neill
Afterword: Afterword and Onward!; C.Glenn.


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