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Leibowitz, Brenda; Bozalek, Vivienne; Carolissen, Ronelle; Nicholls, Lindsey; Rohleder, Poul; Smolders, Toke; Swartz, Leslie – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Based on an action research project implemented at two South African universities, we argue that content and language integration (ICL) collaborative partnerships benefit not only from collaboration between language and content specialists, but in addition, from collaboration between language specialists, general education specialists and content…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Action Research, Research Projects
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Bahls, Patrick; Mecklenburg-Faenger, Amy; Scott-Copses, Meg; Warnick, Chris – Across the Disciplines, 2011
This article offers an initial analysis of the rhetorical devices used by mathematics undergraduates as they begin to write research articles in their discipline. The authors (a mathematician and three experts in composition and rhetoric) identify several such devices, including transitions and metacommentary, style and tone, use of sources, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Students, Writing for Publication, Content Area Writing
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Jordan, Jay; Kedrowicz, April – Across the Disciplines, 2011
International graduate students often face significant challenges with academic writing. These challenges create uncertainty about faculty members' roles as teachers of discipline-specific writing, especially in relation to the roles of writing specialists in other academic units. This qualitative case study explored faculty members' attitudes…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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Marshall, Delia; Conana, Honjiswa; Maclon, Rohan; Herbert, Mark; Volkwyn, Trevor – Across the Disciplines, 2011
This paper examines a collaborative partnership between discipline lecturers and an academic literacy practitioner in the context of undergraduate physics. Gee's sociocultural construct of Discourse is used as a framework for the design of an introductory physics course, explicitly framed around helping students access the disciplinary discourse…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Introductory Courses, Physics, Teacher Collaboration
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Ferris, Dana; Thaiss, Chris – Across the Disciplines, 2011
The University of California has struggled for many years to build fair and workable policies and programs to develop the English literacy of its highly diverse student population. Considering past, present, and future, this essay describes how the UC's largest campus, UC Davis, with 50% of its 33,000 students L2 writers, has built a network of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Networks
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Ronesi, Lynne – Across the Disciplines, 2011
US-based writing fellows programs have traditionally placed writing fellows in upper-division courses to support student writing beyond first-year composition, given that student writing skills become more developed in the context of genre- or discipline-based writing. The author describes a writing fellows program at the American University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Airey, John – Across the Disciplines, 2011
In this paper I address the issue of collaboration between content lecturers and language lecturers or educational researchers. Whilst such collaboration is a desirable goal for disciplinary learning in monolingual settings, I suggest it takes on extra significance when two or more languages are involved in teaching and learning a discipline.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Researchers, Heuristics
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Rich, Jennifer; Miller, Daisy; DeTora, Lisa – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Writing plays an integral role in any disciplinary course setting. In the sciences, WAC and WID initiatives primarily focus on using writing to deepen student understanding of scientific concepts. Scholars, however, have paid less attention to how writing may facilitate an understanding of the link between concepts and their quantitative…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Writing Assignments
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Geller, Anne Ellen – Across the Disciplines, 2011
This article draws on a survey of 64 self-identified multilingual faculty from across the disciplines who currently teach with writing in English at the undergraduate and graduate level. The survey asked faculty about their linguistic experiences from childhood through the present and thus offers insights about the complexity of multilingual…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Standard Spoken Usage, College Faculty, Writing Instruction
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Fortanet-Gómez, Immaculada – Across the Disciplines, 2011
After the harmonization process carried out in Spanish higher education following the Bologna Declaration, many universities have decided to introduce English as the language of instruction for some studies. From 2010, the new study programmes have been implemented, and there is an urgency to define what is meant by "teaching in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Course Content
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Harbord, John – Across the Disciplines, 2010
This paper investigates the development of writing initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, an area where prior to 1989, writing in universities played a very minor role. Using data gathered from eight institutions that currently have writing programs of some sort, I identify three typical paths writing initiatives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Hansen, Kristine; Adams, Joyce – Across the Disciplines, 2010
This article describes and evaluates three approaches to teaching writing in the social sciences, particularly psychology: an English department-based course for all social science majors; a team-teaching model that embeds writing in core courses in psychology; and a stand-alone course dedicated to teaching writing in psychology, often taken…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Writing Instruction, Content Area Writing
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Bartholomae, David; Matway, Beth – Across the Disciplines, 2010
This essay presents results from a comprehensive study of writing in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh. It is in two sections. The first section reports on interviews with faculty from across the disciplines in the School of Arts and Sciences; the second reports finding from student focus groups and from an extensive…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups
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Ballentine, Brian D. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Writing programs and more specifically, Writing in the Disciplines (WID) initiatives have begun to embrace the use of and the ideology inherent to, open source software. The Conference on College Composition and Communication has passed a resolution stating that whenever feasible educators and their institutions consider open source applications.…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Open Source Technology, Computer Software, Writing (Composition)
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Remley, Dirk – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Carter (2007) identifies four meta-genres associated with writing activities that can help students learn discipline-specific writing skills relative to standards within a given field: these include problem solving, empirical approaches to analysis, selection of sources to use within research, and production of materials that meet accepted…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Technical Writing, Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing
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