ERIC Number: EJ1116570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-27
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Cross-Disciplinary Links Help Us Teach "Academic Discourse" in FYC?
Wardle, Elizabeth A.
Across the Disciplines, v1 Jul 2004
Drawing on an activity theory analysis, Elizabeth A. Wardle considers whether cross-disciplinary FYC collaborations can help us achieve current FYC goals. Her analysis of learning community linked FYC courses at a large Midwestern university suggests that learning community teachers are faced with as many--if not more--challenges as traditional FYC teachers when asked to prepare their students for academic discourses.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, College Freshmen, Writing Across the Curriculum, Communities of Practice, Universities, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, English Instruction, Writing Assignments, Program Descriptions, Writing Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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