Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

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Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes draws on the existing academic knowledge base and on current professional debates in order to inspire further research in the EAP field. It offers decision-makers in a range of EAP contexts guidelines on how to commission and evaluate research and how to implement findings to enhance EAP provision. Paying particular attention to the positionality of researchers and the purpose for which they are conducting or commissioning research, the volume looks in turn at options for exploring the wider context in which EAP provision is embedded, needs analyses, materials development and syllabus design, student learning, professional development of staff in EAP, and quality assurance of EAP provision. The book provides overviews of studies to use as key points of reference when engaging in or with EAP research, as well as hypothetical research project vignettes that offer readers opportunities for methodological reflection.and analysis of drafts and final essays, essay scores and feedback from subject academics and insessional tutors, Beverley can construct ... EAP. provision. The student voice is currently being foregrounded in global debates about higher education and viewed as an ... Quality is discussed in more depth in Chapter 6 in this volume; the present section introduces an example of a study in which studentsanbsp;...


Title:Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes
Author: Lia Blaj-Ward
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-08-29
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