22 SES 05 C, Academic Work and Professional Development
Topic: Academic writing
Research question: How may institutions of higher education create a vibrant culture of academic writing?
Objective: To examine the usefulness of adopting a flexible model of academic writing based on such apparently frivolous processes as scrabbling, scribbling, scribing and scrubbing in order to promote a new vibrant culture of writing.
Conceptual framework: The processes or concepts of scrabbling, scribbling, scribing and scrubbing are used to create a new framework or model for critiquing writing in higher education. They are specifically used to suggest ways in which academic writing may be demystified so that academics and postgraduates can be empowered as academic writers.
Content: The presentation will focus on a critical examination of the central concepts of the scribbling model.
Context: The model will be set in a context of other approaches to developing a writing culture through the use of, for example, buddies, groups, mentors, retreats and seminars.
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