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Negotiating multiple perspectives: a discussion of instructors’ practice within an English-language service course

Watson, Danielle (2017) Negotiating multiple perspectives: a discussion of instructors’ practice within an English-language service course. Reflective Practice, TBC . pp. 1-11. ISSN 1462-3943

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    Abstract

    At the University of the West Indies, large courses often require the involvement of multiple persons in their delivery. Within the English Language Foundation Unit, several of the courses offered cater to over 500 students in any given semester. The large number of students necessitates multiple practitioners providing instructions as part of the same course offering. While stylistics may vary, there is the need for course instruction and content to depict uniformity. Practitioners’ conceptualization of a specific topic will inform the instruction received by students. In instances where practitioners do not conceptualize content in a like manner, students within the same course may receive varied instruction, thus affecting student output and overall evaluation. The paper looks specifically at a service course offered at the University of the West Indies and the practices of the multiple persons involved in the teaching of the course. It provides an overview of practitioners’ discussion of their conceptualization of content areas within the courses and assesses the extent to which there are variations and/or similarities. It also discusses how these impact teaching and learning. The research seeks to derive an actionable direction for collaboration and further discussions within large service courses with the aim of improving teaching and learning.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Danielle Watson
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 15:33
    Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 15:33
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9745
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