ERIC Number: ED414823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Academic Communication across Disciplines and Cultures. Selected Proceedings of the National Conference on Tertiary Literacy: Research and Practice, Volume 2 (1st, Melbourne, Australia, March 14-16, 1996).
Golebiowski, Zofia, Ed.; Borland, Helen, Ed.
These selected papers from the First Conference on Tertiary Literacy focus on communication across differences of culture and discipline in Australian universities. Many of the papers have resulted from cooperation between applied linguists and specialist lecturers and describe cooperative models of literacy education based on interdisciplinary partnerships. Keynote addresses include "Disciplinary and Cultural Perspectives on Student Literacy" (I.Reid) and "Communicating Within Cultures, Communicating Across Cultures, Communicating Between Cultures" (A.Liddicoat). A colloquium on intercultural variation in academic communication includes papers by Andy Kirkpatrick, Lesley Farrell, Gillian Ferguson, Anthony Liddicoat, and Zosia Golebiowski. Other papers include: (1) "Providing Scaffolding for Theses Preparation in Computer and Mathematical Sciences (P.Cerone and G.Caruso); (2) "Never Say 'I'? The Writer's Voice in Essays in the Humanities" (K.Chanock); (3) "Making Sense: Cross-Cultural Variation in the Organization of Academic Texts by Taiwanese and Australian Undergraduate Students" (J.Couchman); (4) "The Teaching of Academic Discourse" (M.Elliott); (5) "Promoting Language Skills through Collaboration between Content Lecturers and Language Specialists" (R.Hallett); (6) "Between Logic and Rhetoric: Advance and Complication in the Teaching of Reading Comprehension" (D.den Hartog); (7) "Developing Critical Literacy for Nursing and Health Science" (M.Harvie and others); (8) "EAP: Making Risk-taking in Academic Writing Less Risky for International Students" (B.Hird); (9) "Literacy, Culture and Difference: Feedback on Student Writing as Discursive Practice" (M.Keech); (10) "Writing Expository Essays in Chinese. Chinese or Western Influences?" (A.Kirkpatrick); (11) "The Development of Communication Skills in Undergraduate Health Professional Education" (R.Ladyshewsky and E.Gotjamanos); (12) "An Applied Linguist Reads Engineering" (R.L. Davies) and (13) "Language Characteristics of the Examination Essays by Dental Students" (R.L.Davies); (14) "Cross-Disciplinary and Discipline-Specific Discourse Features in Student Academic Writing" (S.Kaldor and others); (15) "You Only Have to Humiliate Yourself: Discursive Practices in a First-Year 'Practical Legal Skills' Course" (R.Maclean); (16) "Learning to Manage? Managing to Learn? Reading Frames in Business Education" (I.Reid and D.Mulligan); (17) "Another Country: Non-Aboriginal Tertiary Students' Perceptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples" (J.Ryan); (18) "The Report and the Essay: Are We Muddling Science and Engineering Undergraduates by Asking Them to Write in Two Different Genres?" (H.Silyn-Roberts); (19) "Cultural Differences Within 'Western' and 'Eastern' Education" (M.Spizzica); (20) "Advanced Learners' Literacy in Japanese Literature" (M.Takeuchi and E.Tanaka); (21) "Research Management: Discipline Specific Discourse and Supervisor/Researcher Interactions" (L.Wilkins and F.Symons); (22) "Native Speakers' Attitudes towards Sales Letters and Implications for Teaching Modern Standard Chinese" (Z.Yunxia); and (23) "Literacy Needs for Engineering Numeracy" (K.Yasukawa). (Contains approximately 375 references.) (BF)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Discourse, Allied Health Occupations Education, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Competence, Computer Literacy, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Humanities, Indigenous Populations, Instruction, Instructional Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Minority Groups, Remedial Programs, Rhetoric, Sciences, Speech Skills, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Difficulties, Writing Strategies
Victoria University of Technology, P.O. Box 144 28, MCMC Melbourne, Victoria 8001, Australia ($25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Identifiers - Location: Australia