Creating “transdisciplinary spaces” for a real-world scenario : a practical teaching collaboration

Show simple item record Fouche, Ilse Corbett, A.D. (Thea) Immelman, Susan 2018-01-24T06:04:36Z 2018-01-24T06:04:36Z 2017-06
dc.description.abstract A lack of transfer of academic literacy competencies was identified by academic literacy and Statistics lecturers involved in an extended programme course. This paper reports on one attempt at a workable collaborative solution to this challenge. The collaborative attempt is situated within the academic literacies framework, and is described. Thereafter, student feedback as well as critical self-reflections from participating lecturers are qualitatively analysed in an interpretative framework, to determine how key stakeholders experienced the collaborative intervention. The collaborative attempt was found to be valuable in more effectively achieving the outcomes of both courses, and in helping students see the relevance of academic literacy in content subjects – this is in line with an academic literacies framework which holds that academic literacy cannot be divorced from the contexts in which it is practiced. The primary factors that led to a successful collaboration were a willingness of all partners to participate in the project and regular communication between collaborators. Main problems encountered revolved around miscommunication between lecturers and students, and an insufficiently detailed timetable that resulted in pressure at certain stages. en_ZA
dc.description.department Unit for Academic Literacy en_ZA
dc.description.department Statistics
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fouche, I., Corbett, A.D. & Immelman, S. 2017, 'Creating “transdisciplinary spaces” for a real-world scenario : a practical teaching collaboration', Journal for Language Teaching, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 219-247. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9570
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/jlt.v50i2.9
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Association for Language Teaching en_ZA
dc.rights South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT) en_ZA
dc.subject Teaching collaboration en_ZA
dc.subject Academic literacy en_ZA
dc.subject Academic writing en_ZA
dc.subject English for specific purposes en_ZA
dc.subject Project work en_ZA
dc.title Creating “transdisciplinary spaces” for a real-world scenario : a practical teaching collaboration en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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