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Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

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Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes draws on the existing academic knowledge base and on current professional debates in order to inspire further research in the EAP field. It offers decision-makers in a range of EAP contexts guidelines on how to commission and evaluate research and how to implement findings to enhance EAP provision. Paying particular attention to the positionality of researchers and the purpose for which they are conducting or commissioning research, the volume looks in turn at options for exploring the wider context in which EAP provision is embedded, needs analyses, materials development and syllabus design, student learning, professional development of staff in EAP, and quality assurance of EAP provision. The book provides overviews of studies to use as key points of reference when engaging in or with EAP research, as well as hypothetical research project vignettes that offer readers opportunities for methodological reflection.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781137331861
ISBN-10: 1137331860
Pagini: 204
Ilustrații: black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.43 kg
Ediția: 2014
Editura: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Colecția Palgrave Macmillan
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Recenzii

“This monograph from Lia Blaj-Ward is a welcome addition to the literature and resources that support researcher and research-engaged development in EAP and related fields. … a primer not only for those engaging with research active practices in EAP but also for those, perhaps new to the field, who would like an overview of the EAP professional experience. It also serves as a useful map of what is currently known to diverse research in EAP … .” (Steven Peters, BALEAP, The gobal forum for EAP professionals, baleap.org, March, 2016)
“The book aims to provide contextual information, suggestions for worthwhile areas of investigation and summaries of influential recent research. … A wealth of invaluable information can be found in this book to guide researchers new to a particular aspect of EAP, or to postgraduate students who are searching for worthwhile topics to investigate. … provide a comprehensive guide to research options, as well as detailed overviews of previous studies in key areas.” (Rosemary Wette, New Zealand Studies in Applied, Vol. 21, 2015)
“Researching Contexts, Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes is as timely as it is wide-ranging, well-thought and suggestive. It becomes a much-welcome contribution to the literature, as it offers an impressively detailed snapshot of current trends and approaches within educational research as these have been directly applied to EAP. … The monograph is impressively comprehensive, profusely documented and coherent.” (Antonio Jiménez Muñoz, Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos, Issue 21, 2015)
“This book provides an overview of a large research field which overlaps with other types of educational research: contexts, tertiary learning, teaching and literacy, and even themes within international education. The book is intended to be about the work and research of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) professionals (tutors and managers), with this same group being the intended audience. … This book by Blaj-Ward could play a key role in the expansion of EAP practitioner research.” (Constantine C. Dimitriou, Journal of Research in International Education, Vol. 14 (2), 2015)

Notă biografică

Lia Blaj-Ward is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK, where she coordinates in-sessional EAP provision for the College of Art, Design and the Built Environment, and teaches on a range of EAP courses. She is currently researching strategies and models of quality assurance and enhancement in EAP and is engaged in facilitating EAP researcher development.