CIP SYMPOSIUM 2015 - Academic literacies: Writing in the Disciplines

On Thursday 29 October 2015, CIP's  annual symposium titled "Academic literacies: Writing in the Disciplines" took place.

The aim of the annual CIP symposium is to discuss central issues regarding the use of languages at universities and work places.

This year, we focus on how students learn the writing skills required within their disciplines.

Around a hundred participants from far and near had signed up for this year's CIP Symposium. Throughout the day, the participants took part in the debate that was generated from the three presentations and the panel discussion.

The programme consisted of the following features:

Exploring Argumentation and Writing in the Disciplines: The Roles of Learning to Argue and Arguing to Learn in Acquiring L2 Academic Literacy

Alan Hirvela, Ohio State University

Alan Hirvela, the Ohio State University


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- Read abstract 
- Download PPT-presentation (pdf)
- See presentation: Welcome by Anne Holmen and presentation by Alan Hirvela (10:00-11:05)

She’s a good writer, so she should do fine at university, right?

Diane Schmitt, Nottingham Trent University

Diane Schmitt, Nottingham Trent University
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- See presentation by Diane Schmitt (11:15-12:15)

Improving students’ writing skills in the course Introduction to Epidemiology
Katja Årosin Laursen, CIP, UCPH

Katja Årosin Laursen, CIP, Københavns Universitet


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- See presentation by Katja Årosin Laursen (13:00-14:00)

How do we strengthen the academic writing of the students in practice?

Panel discussion with guest speakers from the University of Copenhagen

P. Rattleff, A. Hirvela, K. Årosin Laursen, A. Homen, D. Schmitt & S. M. de Oliveira

 

Panel guests:

Dino Knudsen, the Saxo Institute, UCPH:
”Deliberate Practice”: Can we draw inspiration for the teaching of writing from the training practices of violinists, ballet dancers and football players
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Pernille Rattleff, TEACH, UCPH:
New ways of developing students’ academic writing skills at the Faculty of Humanities

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- Download handout (pdf)

 

Sandi Michele de Oliveira, Dept of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, UCPH:
Improving team projects through collaborative writing exercises
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- See presentation from the panel debate (14:30-16:00)
(Panel debate starting at approx. 28:00)

CIP would like to thank presenters and participants for an exciting and fruitful day. We look forward to welcoming you at the 2016 symposium where we are going to continue our focus on academic literacies and have a further look at academic reading skills.