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ERIC Number: EJ1048670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Students' Perspectives on Academic Writing in the Digital Age
Sinclair, Christine
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v59 n1 p44-49 Jan 2015
This study brings together three student comments and three theoretical constructs taken from Bakhtin's (1981) collection of essays "The Dialogic Imagination", written in the 1930s. Bakhtin's concepts of the chronotope, interanimation and the monologic provide lenses on a shifting student perspective on authoritative writing in universities and a potential change in future forms of academic writing. The result is an exploration of how time and space together affect and alter modes of academic communication, how communication itself emerges from dialogues that combine our own and others' thinking, and how attempts to close down and conventionalize academic practices will (and can usefully) be overcome through experimentation with genre. Being dialogical entails engaging with the emergent culture, not ditching its immediate predecessor: we will not "unlearn" how to read and write for print but we can expand our repertoire beyond it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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