Expressing Critical Thinking through Disciplinary Texts

Exploring how critical thinking is expressed in writing, this book investigates the specific linguistic elements involved in this process.

Author: Ian Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781350127890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Exploring how critical thinking is expressed in writing, this book investigates the specific linguistic elements involved in this process. Ian Bruce takes a genre-based approach to compare the textual expression of critical thinking in samples of academic, professional and journalistic writing, using five studies to examine the similarities and differences in the elements deployed across different genres. Looking at phenomena such as the relations between propositions and words which express the writer's personal attitude, content-organizing patterns, and the role of metaphor, this book highlights the most important contributory factors in the expression of critical thinking. Providing an in-depth exploration of how it is articulated through different types of specialist writing, this book provides a lens to both examine texts and to identify and practice this skill.

Expressing Critical Thinking through Disciplinary Texts

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Author: Ian Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350127906

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 821


Exploring how critical thinking is expressed in writing, this book investigates the specific linguistic elements involved in this process. Ian Bruce takes a genre-based approach to compare the textual expression of critical thinking in samples of academic, professional and journalistic writing, using five studies to examine the similarities and differences in the elements deployed across different genres. Looking at phenomena such as the relations between propositions and words which express the writer's personal attitude, content-organizing patterns, and the role of metaphor, this book highlights the most important contributory factors in the expression of critical thinking. Providing an in-depth exploration of how it is articulated through different types of specialist writing, this book provides a lens to both examine texts and to identify and practice this skill.

What is Good Academic Writing

Insights into Discipline-Specific Student Writing Melinda Whong, ... His most recent book is Expressing Critical Thinking through Disciplinary Text: ...

Author: Melinda Whong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110397

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) developed to address the needs of students whose mother tongue is not English. However, the linguistic competence required to achieve academic success at any university where English is the medium of instruction is a challenge for all students. While there are linguistic features common to academic literacy as a general genre, closer investigation reveals significant differences from one academic field to another. This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work. Each chapter provides key insights by EAP professionals, based on their research in which they bring together analysis of student writing and interviews with subject specialists and markers who determine what 'good writing' is in their discipline. The volume includes chapters on established disciplines which have had less attention in the EAP and academic writing literature to date, including music, formal linguistics, and dentistry, as well as new and growing fields of study such as new media.

Specialised English

8.4 Conclusions Overall, from studies of five genres so far, I have found that expressing critical thinking (evaluative judgements) through written text ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429959837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Specialised English: New Directions in ESP and EAP Research and Practice provides an authoritative and cutting-edge account of the latest avenues of research and practice in the dynamic field of Specialised English. Ken Hyland and Lillian Wong present 17 specially commissioned chapters by some of the world’s leading experts to offer discussions of key topics in research, theory and pedagogy from a variety of international perspectives. Divided into three sections, which focus on conceptual issues, text and classroom practice, this book: Offers a clear and accessible introduction to current issues in EAP and ESP, including academic interaction, academic lingua franca, second language publishing, workplace talk, practitioner identity, data-driven learning and critical thinking Includes studies of a range of genres such as research articles and student reports, student spontaneous speech, personal statements, builders’ diaries and university tutorials Presents links between theory and practice with a sampling of different research methodologies, practical applications and theoretical approaches Specialised English is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in EAP/ESP and applied linguistics, as well as pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators.

Voices Identities Negotiations and Conflicts Writing Academic English Across Cultures

She expressed her critical view in her essay through such wordings as ''there ... around text model, Wang's reasoning for her approach to critical thinking, ...

Author: Le-Ha Phan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857247209

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 764


Provides insights into the process of knowledge construction in EFL/ESL writing - from classrooms to research sites, from the dilemmas and risks NNEST student writers experience in the pursuit of true agency to the confusions and conflicts academics experience in their own writing practices.

Critical Thinking and Language

The Challenge of Generic Skills and Disciplinary Discourses Tim John Moore ... to have a sound understanding of the texts with which they were engaged, ...

Author: Tim John Moore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441191397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 829


This book clarifies the idea of critical thinking by investigating the 'critical' practices of academics across a range of disciplines. Drawing on key theorists - Wittgenstein, Geertz, Williams, Halliday - and using a 'textographic' approach, the book explores how the concept of critical thinking is understood by academics and also how it is constructed discursively in the texts and practices they employ in their teaching. Critical thinking is one of the most widely discussed concepts in debates on university learning. For many, the idea of teaching students to be critical thinkers characterizes more than anything else the overriding purpose of 'higher education'. But whilst there is general agreement about its importance as an educational ideal, there is surprisingly little agreement about what the concept means exactly. Also at issue is how and what students need to be taught in order to be properly critical in their field. This searching monograph seeks answers to these important questions.

Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Behavior

As such, for them, becoming more capable in critical thinking by acquiring new ... to a certain extent, these participants expressed their critical thinking ...

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498779111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

View: 865


Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Behavior contains papers that were originally presented at the 4th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science 2015 (ICIBSoS 2015), held 22-23 October 2015 at The Institute of Management, Economics and Finance of the Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia and 7-8 November 2015 in Arya Duta Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. The contributions deal with various interdisciplinary research topics, particularly in the fields of social sciences, education, economics and arts. The papers focus especially on such topics as language, cultural studies, economics, behavior studies, political sciences, media and communication, psychology and human development.

Disciplinary and Content Literacy for Today s Adolescents Sixth Edition

They are provided affordances in higher-level thinking, such as elaborating, synthesizing information across texts, and expressing critical perspectives and ...

Author: William G. Brozo

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462530090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 430

View: 844


Well established as a clear, comprehensive course text in five prior editions, this book has now been extensively revised, with a focus on disciplinary literacy. It offers a research-based framework for helping students in grades 6-12 learn to read, write, and communicate academic content and to develop the unique literacy, language, and problem-solving skills required by the different disciplines. In an engaging, conversational style, William G. Brozo presents effective instruction and assessment practices, illustrated with extended case studies and sample forms. Special attention is given to adaptations to support diverse populations, including English language learners. (Prior edition title: Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition.) New to This Edition: *Shift in focus to disciplinary literacy as well as general content-area learning. *Chapter on culturally and linguistically diverse learners. *Incorporates a decade of research and the goals of the Common Core State Standards. *Increased attention to academic vocabulary, English language learners, the use of technology, and multiple text sources, such as graphic novels and digital texts. *Pedagogical features: chapter-opening questions plus new case studies, classroom dialogues, practical examples, sample forms, and more.

Thinking Skills

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving John Butterworth, Geoff Thwaites ... which is the name of an academic discipline with a broadly defined syllabus.

Author: John Butterworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107606302

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

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Thinking Skills, second edition, is the only endorsed book offering complete coverage of the Cambridge International AS and A Level syllabus.

The University and Its Disciplines

The Development of Thinking Processes If text is the stimulus, loaded with ... the development of critical analysis has taken a dialectic route, with new ...

Author: Carolin Kreber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135890353

Category: Education

Page: 272

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University teaching and learning take place within ever more specialized disciplinary settings, each characterized by its unique traditions, concepts, practices and procedures. It is now widely recognized that support for teaching and learning needs to take this discipline-specificity into account. However, in a world characterized by rapid change, complexity and uncertainty, problems do not present themselves as distinct subjects but increasingly within trans-disciplinary contexts calling for graduate outcomes that go beyond specialized knowledge and skills. This ground-breaking book highlights the important interplay between context-specific and context-transcendent aspects of teaching, learning and assessment. It explores critical questions, such as: What are the ‘ways of thinking and practicing’ characteristic of particular disciplines? How can students be supported in becoming participants of particular disciplinary discourse communities? Can the diversity in teaching, learning and assessment practices that we observe across departments be attributed exclusively to disciplinary structure? To what extent do the disciplines prepare students for the complexities and uncertainties that characterize their later professional, civic and personal lives? Written for university teachers, educational developers as well as new and experienced researchers of Higher Education, this highly-anticipated first edition offers innovative perspectives from leading Canadian, US and UK scholars on how academic learning within particular disciplines can help students acquire the skills, abilities and dispositions they need to succeed academically and also post graduation. Carolin Kreber is Professor of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the University of Edinburgh

Literacy Unbound Multiliterate Multilingual Multimodal

Critical voice as participation and engagement with other voices (text, ... of critical voice development through literature Self Others Disciplinary ...

Author: Toni Dobinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030012557

Category: Education

Page: 245

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This volume promotes a thought-provoking discussion on contemporary issues surrounding the teaching of language and literacy based on first hand experiences and research. Drawing on the authors’ experiences as teacher educators, language and literacy teachers, and researchers on literacy issues it brings together the multiple traditions. What makes the proposed volume unique is the common theme that runs through all the chapters: the examination of the term literacy, the complexity of this term and the importance of having a wide understanding of what it is before tackling educational issues of pedagogy, assessment and student engagement. What is more, as the editors argue, it is necessary to join up the dots and explore the commonalities that form the core of the literacy spectrum.

Using Debate in the Classroom

Encouraging Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration Karyl A. Davis, ... on these texts, verbally expressing and defending evidence-based claims, ...

Author: Karyl A. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317480952

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Debate holds enormous potential to build 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the K-12 classroom, but teachers often struggle to implement and contextualize it effectively. Using Debate in the Classroom draws on research from a variety of academic disciplines to explain the benefits of debate across subject areas, and describes how teachers can use debate to enliven their curriculum and support the aims of the Common Core. Topics include: Introducing debate as a pedagogical practice to engage students, improve school culture, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline. Using debate to teach critical literacy and improve students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills. Implementing role-playing techniques to strengthen information literacy and reasoning skills. Building students’ empathy, perspective-taking skills, and cultural humility as they confront difficult social issues through debate. Appendices provide a variety of tools to assist K-12 teachers in implementing debate in the classroom, including ready-made debate activities, student handouts, and a step-by-step guide to introducing students to debate in just one week.

Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

a facility to ask questions or make points (using your microphone which must ... preparation (configuring your computer) and some discipline (especially in ...

Author: Bob Price

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526451842

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 967


Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking written specifically for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts. Includes student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from nursing students.

Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres

Narrative reasoning doesnotreduce itselftorulesand generalities across ... comparative disciplinary studies have tobeseenas a critical response toa ...

Author: Carmen Sancho Guinda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137030825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

View: 148


Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres brings together a range of perspectives on two of the most important and contested concepts in applied linguistics: stance and voice. International experts provide an accessible, yet authoritative introduction to key issues and debates surrounding these terms.

Academic Success

73 Critical thinking, problem-solving and description Critical thinking What ... Expressing your voice using reporting verbs Disciplinary differences in the ...

Author: Maria Herke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352002638

Category: College students


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This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university, and gives guidance on the key forms of academic writing, including essays, reports, reflective assignments and exam papers. It shows students how to recognise opinions, positions and bias in academic texts from a range of genres, develop their own 'voice' and refer to others' ideas in an appropriate way. It also features authentic examples of academic texts and engaging activities throughout to aid understanding.Packed with practical guidance and self-study activities, this book will be an essential resource for all students new to university-level study.

The Survivor s Guide to Theology

But the discipline itself was alien to the biblical perspective. ... Very importantly, the text was not viewed as literature with various genres or as being ...

Author: M. James Sawyer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498294058

Category: Religion

Page: 636

View: 607


Men and women embarking on the study of systematic theology quickly find themselves awash in a sea of unfamiliar theological terms, historical names, and philosophical "-isms." The Survivor's Guide to Theology is both a life preserver to help stay afloat and a compass to help navigate these often unfamiliar waters. While many books on systematic theology provide introductory material, still the reader is often forced to dive right into actual theology without adequate framework for understanding. Resources for building this framework are available but scattered. This unique book brings them together in one place. The Survivor's Guide to Theology is ideal for both introduction and review/reference. - The first part deals with the question, "What is Theology?" It addresses issues, categories, theory of knowledge, and more. - The second part surveys nine major theological systems. For each, the author provides history and background, overview of content and theological distinctive, and a critique. - The final part provides the reader with biographical sketches of significant theologians, a brief dictionary of common theological terms, and an annotated bibliography of major theological works.

Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms

DISCIPLINARY HABITS OF THINKING AND PRACTICE It is helpful to think of assessment with graphic novels more in terms of critical response and as both ...

Author: William Boerman-Cornell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475828368

Category: Education

Page: 148

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The ultimate guide for using graphic novels in any middle school or high school classroom, this book considers how the graphic novel format can support critical thinking and help reach disciplinary goals in history, English language arts, science, math, fine arts, and other subjects. Using specific graphic novels as examples, this book considers how to help students read, question, and write about both fiction and non-fiction. Whether teachers are new to graphic novels or have been working with them for years, this book will help improve instruction. Chapters ell us how to teach with graphic novels, focusing on how disciplinary literacy can inform graphic novel instruction; how readers should consider text, image, and the intersection of the two when reading a graphic novel; and how graphic novels can encourage critical response and interdisciplinary instruction. Throughout the book, the authors illustrate important teaching concepts with examples from recent graphic novels. Appendices offer recommendations of graphic novels ideal for different disciplines. Teachers who are serious about using graphic novels effectively in the classroom will find this book invaluable.

Critical Thinking Interactive Learning and Technology

... than the difference between using big words and expressing ideas in a
roundabout or poetic fashion and using simple ... Second , this introduction had
the particular effect it did because in it the student so fully realizes the disciplinary
... Like all readers , teachers are heavily influenced by the degree of match they
find between the forms of discourse in a text and their generic expectations for
that text .

Author: Thomas J. Frecka


ISBN: IND:30000085286585

Category: Business education

Page: 189

View: 288


Writing Centres in Higher Education

Disciplinary communities provide the context within which participants ... in their texts, claiming solidarity with readers, evaluating their material, ...

Author: Sherran Clarence


ISBN: 9781928357551

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 608


This collection of essays reflects on the ways in which writing centres in South Africa are working in and across disciplines. Institutional constraints and challenges that arise from these collaborations are addressed and opportunities for transforming teaching and learning spaces are explored. The chapters speak to the global move in higher education to reconsider how knowledge is made, who makes it, and how support and development opportunities for students and lecturers should be created and sustained across the disciplines. This volume contributes to the body of knowledge in the growing field of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education in South Africa. It builds on the work of the first collection of such essays: Changing Spaces: Writing Centres and Access to Higher Education (Eds. A Archer and R Richards, 2011, SUN PReSS) to understand why working within the disciplines is so critical for writing development in a South African context.