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Situating Academic Writing In the Undergraduate Curriculum: Some Reflections

Delahunt, Brid, Everitt-Reynolds, Ann, Maguire, Moira and Sheridan, Frances (2012) Situating Academic Writing In the Undergraduate Curriculum: Some Reflections. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 4 (2). 69:1-69:10. ISSN 2009-3160

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Despite considerable efforts across the Higher Education (HE) sector to promote academic writing, concerns continue to be raised about standards. While a considerable body of research exists on academic writing, the relationship between the curriculum and academic writing has not been explored in depth. In light of the current level of concern about academic literacy standards (Department of Education and Skills, 2011), coupled with the publication of the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 (Hunt, 2011), it is appropriate that we analyse how we are addressing academic writing within our curricula. In this paper we examine our own undergraduate curricula in Nursing and Health Disciplines and critically reflect on aspects that may facilitate or hinder the development of academic writing. Suggestions are made for ways in which ‘space’ can be created within the curriculum for academic writing to be fostered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 15:06
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 15:06

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