Academic Writing and Interdisciplinarity
This book critically explores academic interdisciplinarity, a relatively new area of student writing in our contemporary contexts, from different perspectives: disciplinary integration, generically diverse assessment tasks, linguistic capital, pedagogical practices, extra-disciplinarity, pedagogic desire, curricular issues, and socio-economic imperatives. Dr Chandrasoma's work also offers a comprehensive study of how student writers grapple with interdisciplinary knowledge in the academy.Since almost every discipline has crossed its boundaries, student writing has become a more complex and intricate academic exercise as has never been before. Dr Chandrasoma emphasizes the need for knowledge for specific purposes programs peripheral to the currently used English for specific purposes programs in universities in order to enculturate novice student writers into the new culture of interdisciplinary integration.. The seminal work proposes critical interdisciplinarity as a sustainable pedagogical practice to cope with a plethora of difficulties encountered by student writers at various stages of constructing their texts. The book meets a long felt need as evidenced by the paucity of literature on interdisciplinary studies in particular reference to student writing.Hence this book is an asset for language teachers, academic support advisors, curriculum developers, researchers and student writers. The book will also serve as an invaluable resource for various programs where academic literacies are vital. In particular it lends itself to programs such as foundation studies, developmental education, and interdisciplinary studies both at graduate and postgraduate levels in universities and colleges.
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