Repositioning academic literacy: charting the emergence of a community of practice

Hirst, Elizabeth and Henderson, Robyn and Allan, Margaret and Bode, June and Kocatepe, Mehtap (2004) Repositioning academic literacy: charting the emergence of a community of practice. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 27 (1). pp. 66-80. ISSN 1038-1562

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This paper reflects on the experiences of the authors in planning and teaching a short-course in academic literacy for students enrolled in the first year of an education degree. By conceptualising tertiary literacy as a social practice and drawing on a sociocultural approach to learning, the members of the project team were able to move beyond deficit views of individual students towards a consideration of their own teaching practices and how they could best help students expand their literate repertoires. This approach provided opportunities for the team to focus on pedagogical matters and to chart its own emergence as a community of practice working on a shared problem.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version supplied by publisher and deposited with their permission.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:15
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 00:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic literacy, literacy, community of practice, deficit discourses
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education

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