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Not just English for academic purposes but also epistemologically appropriate practice

Burnapp, D. (2007) Not just English for academic purposes but also epistemologically appropriate practice. Higher Education Academy.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Abstract: This case-study describes the development and delivery of a pre-sessional course for international students which goes beyond the more usual English for Academic Purposes (EAP) concerns of register, genres, and study skills, by adding overt exploration of the underpinning beliefs of UK academics (in this case in a Business School) concerning what constitutes learning and how knowledge should be constructed. It is based on an assumption that teaching how to do things (e.g. seminar presentations or literature reviews) without addressing why these language behaviours take the forms they do, is to teach obedience rather than understanding
Additional Information: On-line case study
Uncontrolled Keywords: EAP, epistemology, Business School, internationalisation, mindfulness
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2376 International education
P Language and Literature > PE English > PE1128 English language. Study and teaching. Foreign speakers
Creators: Burnapp, Dave
Publisher: Higher Education Academy
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Languages (to 2010)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Date: February 2007
Date Type: Publication
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Institution: University of Northampton
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/431

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