Brokering academic literacies in a community of practice

Gornall, Lynne (2019) Brokering academic literacies in a community of practice. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (NO. 15).

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This paper examines the ‘academic literacies’ approach to supporting postgraduate international students in the business school of a post-92 English university. The support service was evaluated with appreciative inquiry methods, consulting students and academics. The most helpful support, according to students and academics, came from the ‘academic literacies’ approach, which was enhanced, and enabled, because it was linked to two other ideas: communities of practice, and the learning developer as a broker.

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