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'Discourse communities' and 'writing apprenticeship': An investigation of these concepts in undergraduate Education students' writing

R Woodward-Kron

Journal of English for Academic Purposes | Published : 2004

Abstract

This paper examines the concepts of discourse community and writing apprenticeship in the context of undergraduate education students' writing. Drawing on an integrated research methodology using marker feedback on student assignments and interview data, the paper addresses to what extent the concepts of discourse community and apprenticeship can be applied to the disciplinary context of teacher education. The findings suggest that tertiary literacy practitioners need to be critical in adopting these concepts to specific disciplinary contexts, but also that the concepts of discourse community and apprenticeship provide rich contextual frameworks for investigating the social practices that sh..

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