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ERIC Number: EJ793164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
The "Processes" of Learning: On the Use of Halliday's Transitivity in Academic Skills Advising
Moore, Tim
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v6 n1 p50-73 2007
Of the different uses of discourse analysis, one of the more significant is the way it can be used to introduce students to the culture and literary practices of the disciplines. This article describes how one type of analysis--Halliday's transitivity--has been used in an academic advising context to assist students struggling to write effectively in a range of discipline areas: history, visual art and sociology. Analysis of this kind, it is argued, has the potential not only to clarify to students the immediate requirements of the academic tasks they have to complete, but also to help them understand some of the broader epistemological issues that may be at stake. (Contains 9 figures and 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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