Student identity: transitions through project work

Elmslie, R. and Lewis, S. (2016) Student identity: transitions through project work. International Student Experience Journal, 4(2), pp. 19-24.

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Students entering higher education in the UK must be able to learn independently and understand how knowledge is constructed in their future academic community. This is particularly true for international students, who may come from academic backgrounds with very different practices and conceptions surrounding learning, teaching and the nature of academic discourse. This paper outlines a project-based course innovation involving students on a pre-sessional EAP course in a UK university. We argue that project-based learning not only develops students’ language and academic skills but also provides the means to develop their identities as legitimate participants in their future academic communities.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:English for Academic Purposes, learner identity, international student transitions.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lewis, Mrs Siriol and Elmslie, Ms Rachel
Authors: Elmslie, R., and Lewis, S.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Language Centre
Journal Name:International Student Experience Journal
Journal Abbr.:ISEJ
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Student Experience Journal 4(2): 19-24
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Editor

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