Student displays of academic competence in the international university

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

Resumé

The study presents an ethnomethodologically founded understanding of academic competence as situated social practices displayed in and through social interaction. The project uses Conversation Analysis as a method for describing such displays of competence.
The project describes the conversational phenomenon of the 'Writing aloud Voice'​ (WAV) and describes how students use WAV sequences to demonstrate their knowledge of and ability to use certain academic conventions for formulating research questions. This constitutes one method for displaying academic competence.
The project also describes multimodal methods for displaying academic competence, specifically in group projects requiring the students to construct a physical object. In such situations, language, writing and formulating are not oriented to as relevant resources for displaying academic competence.
Lastly, the study finds that students generally don't orient to linguistic proficiency as a relevant ressource for displaying academic competence, except in formulating activities. In such activities, knowledge of and ability to use English is oriented to as relevant for displaying academic competence.
The study tentatively suggests that there may be a connection, on the one hand between students'​ orientation to language as a relevant ressource for displaying academic competence and the project report as the sole product of the students'​ project, and on the other hand between the orientation to multimodal resources for displaying academic competence and the physical object as the main product of the students' project.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
ForlagSyddansk Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Antal sider318
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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Kristiansen, Elisabeth Dalby. / Student displays of academic competence in the international university. Syddansk Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2015. 318 s.
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Student displays of academic competence in the international university. / Kristiansen, Elisabeth Dalby.

Syddansk Universitet. Det Humanistiske Fakultet, 2015. 318 s.

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

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