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An “odd couple” for teaching writing : the tutorial takes in the committee meeting

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by D Williamson, R McDougall, Donna BrienDonna Brien
Writing courses are increasingly popular in higher education. This paper presents a pedagogic approach that combines theory and practice, in an accessible way, to help students appreciate the interrelation of styles and contexts, and develop skills for writing in a range of genres. The approach is characterised as adaptive application. It is illustrated by the modification of a traditional tutorial group structure to provide a new setting in which students can immediately apply key terms of rhetorical theory as they negotiate differentiated experiences as writers, readers, speakers, and listeners. This change in classroom practice is achieved by adopting and adapting the roles, organizational genres, and communication conventions of the committee meeting. The resultant hybrid form of committee-tutorial assists students to engage collegially in the disciplinary study and practice of writing. It also encourages them to consider how they may transfer their understanding of rhetorical principles and techniques to writing endeavours in other scholarly and social settings.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

20

Issue

3

Start Page

362

End Page

372

Number of Pages

11

eISSN

1812-9129

Location

Blacksburg, VA (USA)

Publisher

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); University of New England;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of teaching and learning in higher education.