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ERIC Number: ED476315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 442
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-876768-49-5
Learning To Learn: The Next Step. Teaching Adults How To Read and Write Academic Discourse.
McCormack, Robin
This text tries to explain what students need to learn to read and write in tertiary academic settings in Australia and to suggest some ways of teaching them. An introduction maps out what this text contains and summarizes the main features of the approach used to teach adults how to read and write academic discourse. The next section describes the 6 themes containing the 21 units of the return to study course grouped under these themes. These themes and units are written to help an imaginary teacher teach the course. Each theme is related to the one before it and builds on it. At the beginning of each theme, an introduction explains why the issues in the theme are focused on. Within each theme, a unit may contain outline, main ideas, activity guide, followup activities, student handouts, teacher reflections, and overhead transparencies. The themes (and number of units) are as follows: reading academic discourse: discerning patterns in text (4 units); expository writing: representing a domain of reality (3); learning about universities (3); argumentative writing: participating in a community of inquiry (6); stylistics: shaping your meanings (3); and so what: reflections on academic discourse. A 64-item bibliography is appended. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. of Tech., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia