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ERIC Number: EJ1150960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
"As an Undergrad, I Don't Have the Right to an Opinion": Reconstructing Students as Creative Meaning-Makers in the Applied English Language Classroom
Oostendorp, Marcelyn
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v48 n2 p278-285 Aug 2017
The transformation of higher education has been a pressing concern for policy makers and practitioners. This article provides examples of the transformative potential of assessments designed within the framework of a multi-literacies and heteroglossic pedagogy in an Applied English Language course at a South African university. These assessments, which used multiple semiotic resources and created spaces for contesting voices, allowed students to bring their own expertise into the learning experience. This, it is argued, ultimately led to enhanced student voice and agency, two crucial components in transformative practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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