EATAW 2019

Hobel, P. (Deltager)

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Writing in the disciplines in the humanities at the University of Southern Denmark
In order to strengthen writing practice in teaching at the BA programmes, graduate students are employed to supervise BA students’ academic writing assignments in the disciplines. As preparation the graduate students are offered a three-day course about academic writing and writing processes based on social-cultural theory on writing in the disciplines, disciplinary literacy and feedback (Black and Williams 1998, Shanahan 2012, Hillocks 1987).
This paper examines the feedback offered by the disciplinary writing supervisors and their supervising role.
Data consists partly of the written feedback given to the BA students by the supervisors, partly of semi structured interviews with the supervisors, BA students and teachers conducted after the writing supervision.
Data is analysed within the framework of social cultural writing theory, textual theory and feedback theory. These theories emphasize that feedback supports learning and that writing is a mediating tool for learning.
Four preliminary findings will be discussed:
• By attending the course, the supervisors develop a reflexive perspective on the writing cultures of the disciplines
• The supervisors become mediators between the students and the teachers in the process of enculturating the students in the writing cultures of the disciplines
• In a few cases the authority of the supervisors has been questioned
• The feedback of the supervisors addresses to a limited extent the meso level of the students’ texts

Shanahan and Shanahan (2012). What is disciplinary literacy and why does it matter? Top Lang Disorders, Vol. 32
Black and Williams (1998). Assessment and classroom learning. Assessment in education, vol. 5
Hillocks (1987). Synthesis on research on teaching writing. Educational leadership, May


Key phrases:
• Supervisors in academic writing in the disciplines are trained at the University of Southern Denmark
• They work as assistant teachers in the BA degree Program supervising students writing assignments in the disciplines
• The course offered to the students are based on social-cultural theory on writing in the disciplines
• The supervisors and others have been interviewed
A central finding is that the supervisors become mediators between the students and the teachers
Periode2. jul. 20194. jul. 2019
BegivenhedstypeKonference
PlaceringGöteborg, Sverige
Grad af anerkendelseInternational

Emneord

  • academic writing
  • discilinary writing supervisors
  • disciplinary literacy