ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) STUDENTS AS NEW MEMBERS OF A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: SOME THOUGHTS FOR LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

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dc.contributor.author Osman, R
dc.contributor.author Cockcroft, K
dc.contributor.author Kajee, A
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-11T14:38:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-11T14:38:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/10792
dc.description.abstract This article reports on English second language (ESL) students’ experiences of academic writing in a university setting. It draws on the notion of community of practice to explain that it is not sufficient for academic literacy courses to concern themselves only with the questions relating to the development of student academic literacy. Rather they should also be concerned with how students learn in social contexts and what knowledge is included and what knowledge is excluded. Such an orientation is vital because academic writing in the context of the university is more than just the ability to read and write, it is often the basis for the evaluation of students and, as such, becomes a powerful gatekeeper. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Per Linguam en_US
dc.subject ESL, community of practice, academic writing en_US
dc.title ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) STUDENTS AS NEW MEMBERS OF A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: SOME THOUGHTS FOR LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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