Voices, Identities, Negotiations, and Conflicts

Author: Le Ha Phan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780857247193

Category: Academic writing

Page: 245

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This volume aims to provide insights into the process of knowledge construction in EFL/ESL writing - from classrooms to research sites, from the dilemmas and risks NNEST student writers experience in the pursuit of true agency to the confusions and conflicts academics experience in their own writing practices. Knowledge construction as discussed in this volume is discussed from individualist, collectivist, cross-cultural, methodological, pedagogical, educational, sociocultural and political perspectives. The volume features a diverse array of methodologies and perspectives to sift, problematise, interrogate and challenge current practice and prevailing writing and publishing subcultures. In this spirit, this volume wishes to break new ground and open up fresh avenues for exploration, reflection, knowledge construction, and evolving voices.
Voices, Identities, Negotiations, and Conflicts: Writing Academic English Across Cultures

Author: Le-Ha Phan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857247209

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 246

View: 815

Provides insights into the process of knowledge construction in EFL/ESL writing - from classrooms to research sites, from the dilemmas and risks NNEST student writers experience in the pursuit of true agency to the confusions and conflicts academics experience in their own writing practices.
Social Interactions and Networking in Cyber Society

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811041907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This book discusses the interactions between societies and examines how people behave in the cyber world. It highlights the effects of the Internet on individuals’ psychological well-being, the formation and maintenance of personal relationships, group memberships, social identity, the workplace, the pedagogy of learning and community involvement. The book also explores in-depth the unique qualities of Internet technologies and how these have encouraged people to interact across communities. It is a valuable resource for academics, practitioners and policy makers who want to understand the capabilities of Internet technologies and their impacts on people's lives.
The Role of Service in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315688527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This proceedings volume contains papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism & Hospitality (SERVE 2014), covering a wide range of topics in the fields of knowledge and service management, web intelligence, tourism and hospitality. This overview of current state of affair
Empowering Subaltern Voices Through Education

Author: Urmee Chakma

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000838961

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Based on a four‐year-long empirical study, this book employs contemporary theories from the Global South to investigate the role of education in the experience of migration and settlement of the Chakma people of Bangladesh in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Exploring the migration opportunities taken up by the Chakma and their efforts to retain, promote and enrich their ethnic identity in Australia, the book critically examines the importance of education for ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities and the extent to which education helped the diasporic community in achieving a ‘better’ and ‘more secure’ life. It also positions education as a tool to help revive, maintain and enrich the importance of culture and tradition, both in the home country and the place of settlement and offers a theorisation of how the self-directed pursuit of education can create opportunities for minority peoples, to advocate human rights, Indigenous recognition and criticise a state’s failure to provide safety and security. This book will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students researching in the fields of education, diaspora studies, Indigenous studies and migration studies.
Transnational Identities and Practices in English Language Teaching

Author: Rashi Jain

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788927543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 347

View: 808

The self-inquiries in this edited volume exemplify the dynamism that permeates global ELT, wherein English language educators and teacher educators are increasingly operating across blurred national boundaries, creating new ‘liminal’ spaces, charting new trajectories, crafting new practices and pedagogies, constructing new identities, and reconceptualizing ELT contexts. This book captures the diverse voices of emerging and established ELT practitioners and scholars, originally from and/or operating in non-Western contexts, spanning not only the so-called non-Western ‘peripheries’, but also peripheries created within the ‘center’ when certain members are minoritized on the basis of their race, language, and/or place of origin. The chapters address a range of related issues occurring at the intersections of personal and professional identities, pedagogy and classroom interactions, as well as research and professional practices in liminal transnational spaces.
The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317328100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 671

View: 947

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), covering the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this fast growing area of applied linguistics. Forty-four chapters are organised into eight sections covering: Conceptions of EAP Contexts for EAP EAP and language skills Research perspectives Pedagogic genres Research genres Pedagogic contexts Managing learning Authored by specialists from around the world, each chapter focuses on a different area of EAP and provides a state-of-the-art review of the key ideas and concepts. Illustrative case studies are included wherever possible, setting out in an accessible way the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of research or practice in that area. Suggestions for further reading are included with each chapter. The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes is an essential reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of EAP within English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
International Student Connectedness and Identity

Author: Ly Thi Tran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811026010

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This book focuses on the interrelationship between international student connectedness and identity from transnational and transdisciplinary perspectives. It addresses the core issues surrounding international students’ physical and virtual connectedness to people, places and communities as well as the conditions that shape their transnational connectedness and identity formation. Further, it analyses the nature, diversity and complexity of international student connectedness and identity development across different national, social and cultural boundaries.
Learner Identity and Learner Beliefs in EFL Writing

Author: Olga Majchrzak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319695600

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 835

This book focuses on the concept of learner writer identity in the context of foreign language writing. The author demonstrates that the process of writing in a foreign language is much more complex and personal than many writing instructors may assume. The book’s theoretical chapters address such concepts as bilingualism, the process of L2 writing, and identity in L2 writing. The book’s empirical section discusses the students’ views on writing in L1 and in L2, the students’ writing processes in both languages, and the students’ identities in L1 and L2 writing. It is shown that writing in L2 poses problems of a linguistic nature; however, for the advanced EFL learners writing in L2 also creates opportunities they would never have when composing in their mother tongue.
Researching Cultures of Learning

Author: Lixian Jin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137296344

Category: Education

Page: 355

View: 976

This edited book examines cultures of learning from the perspectives of education, applied linguistics and language learning. The concept can be used to explore socio-cultural features of language learning and use contexts in educational institutions, and cultural practices of pedagogic activities and classroom interaction.
Chinese Students' Writing in English

Author: Maria Leedham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135100032

Category: Education

Page: 197

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Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written English corpus - a large corpus of proficient undergraduate student writing collected in the UK in the early 2000s - this study explores Chinese students’ written assignments in English in a range of university disciplines, contrasting these with assignments from British students. The study is supplemented by questionnaire and interview datasets with discipline lecturers, writing tutors and students, and provides a comprehensive picture of the Chinese student writer today. Theoretically framed through work within academic literacies and lexical priming, the author seeks to explore what we know about Chinese students’ writing and to extend these findings to undergraduate writing more generally. In a globalized educational environment, it is important for educators to understand differences in writing styles across the student body, and to move from the widespread deficit model of student writing towards a descriptive model which embraces different ways of achieving success. Chinese Students’ Writing in English will be of value to researchers, EAP tutors, and university lecturers teaching Chinese students in the UK, China, and other English or Chinese-speaking countries.
Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age

Author: Neimann, Theresa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799849940

Category: Education

Page: 333

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At this juncture in the history and development of education in the digital age, constituents of education systems across the globe are challenged with revising or rediscovering the purpose of educational institutions within societies. Institutions need to retool to include digital games-based and problem-based learning, and education itself must adapt to serve the needs of a diverse student population. Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age is a cutting-edge research publication that explores the complex discourse of trends, shifts, and changes happening in the field of education and to understand the implications for teaching, learning, and professional development. The book helps educators understand how to make their pedagogy and andragogy relevant in the framework of constant technological shifts and changes in order to help students thrive in a global economy. Featuring a wide range of topics such as gamification, pedagogy, and intercultural learning, this book is ideal for curriculum designers, academicians, education professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.