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“How Filming Lessons Could Completely Change Professional Development”: Modern English Teacher

“How Filming Lessons Could Completely Change Professional Development”: Modern English Teacher | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
The latest article published in Modern English Teacher focuses more on the latest filming that I have focused more in the past few months. Have a read to find out a bit more how teachers could film their classes for their own personal CPD as well as sharing ideas with out English teaching professionals from…

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Video-based reflection is widely used in other fields such as sports science and can be enormously useful in monitoring both verbal and non-verbal aspects of our teaching practice, which are so crucial in language teaching. The neutral eye of the lens can also be applied to any other aspect of the classroom you decide to focus on, making it a potentially rich source of data for action research initiatives.
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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
Organization is a critical academic skill and one that many students struggle with in both the physical and digital worlds. Parents and teachers already help students get organized and now need to extend that to the digital world. Given the influx of technology in their academic lives, students need to develop an effective organizational system for their digital notes, projects and thinking.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 19, 2017 1:03 AM

Nice article.

Karen Balcombe's curator insight, August 22, 2017 6:02 AM
great article.

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The founder

The founder | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it

Play at starting up your own company.


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Dystopic RPG modeled on start-up enterprise (Sims for startups); potentially useful exercise for students in pathway programs to business disciplines as it provides ongoing case analysis potential. Good opportunity for vocabulary acquisition or reinforcement for L2 English students.
Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2017 8:19 PM

In this game students start their own company and try to make a profit. Great for business English students.

paul rayner's curator insight, February 1, 2017 3:32 PM
Could be worth looking at for HASS (Economics, etc) in later years.
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How to do a literature review: Citation tracing, concept saturation and results’ mind-mapping – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

How to do a literature review: Citation tracing, concept saturation and results’ mind-mapping – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
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Lit reviews frequently prove to be difficult for Hons & HDR students. Raul Pachego-Vega outlines some practical approaches of his own.
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Five strategies to get your academic writing “unstuck”

Five strategies to get your academic writing “unstuck” | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
To help fight off the January blues and to further inspire a productive year ahead, we have coordinated a series of posts on academic writing. To kick-start the series, here are some general tips f…
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Excellent tips for maintaining productivity
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Redetermining paradigmatic norms: is there any hope for academic writing?

Redetermining paradigmatic norms: is there any hope for academic writing? | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago a journal published an article that argued that physics is a social construct. The author revealed it was a hoax wrapped up in obscure language, but has anything improved since then?
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Academic writing is changing but is it fast enough? The drift toward plain English remains slow despite massification of higher education
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Better than Donald – how to argue like a pro

Better than Donald – how to argue like a pro | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
As I write, The USA has one more sleep till election day - and the world will breathe out. It's been rough watching Donald and Hillary duke it out. Just to be clear US based readers - I am not judging you by the level of discourse amongst your politicians. Australia had an election in…
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Argument is central to higher degree study and the research community
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How to write paragraphs – Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book

How to write paragraphs – Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
In English the core building blocks of any intellectual or research argument are paragraphs. Each paragraphs should be a single unit of thought, a discrete package of ideas composed of closely linked…
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Excellent piece from Writing for Research on crafting academic paragraphs.
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Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it

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Synthesis

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What synthesis is and how to use it in your writing. One of the biggest barriers to successful student writing.
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What makes writing ‘academic’? Part I

What makes writing ‘academic’? Part I | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
Threshold Concepts A post about giving academic writing proper disciplinary status Since writing this in Patter and this in The Guardian, and since this series of posts was published, I still don’t understand why Academic Writing does not have disciplinary status. Bar a few exceptions, it is rare (in the UK, where I am based)…
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What makes writing in the disciplines 'academic'?
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Keeping up with the literature: Your suggestions

Keeping up with the literature: Your suggestions | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it

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Great tips for alerts and consistent updates
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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research | Open Textbook

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research | Open Textbook | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments.


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Good overview of the research task process
MFaculty's curator insight, April 8, 2017 4:52 PM
This is an excellent teaching and learning resource for anyone working on or teaching research methods courses. As it's a creative commons publication, providing student access is an additional plus!
Kathy Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2017 12:15 PM
How to Thesis
Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 9, 2017 8:03 PM
Excellent resource
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“How Filming Lessons Could Completely Change Professional Development”: Modern English Teacher

“How Filming Lessons Could Completely Change Professional Development”: Modern English Teacher | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
The latest article published in Modern English Teacher focuses more on the latest filming that I have focused more in the past few months. Have a read to find out a bit more how teachers could film their classes for their own personal CPD as well as sharing ideas with out English teaching professionals from…

Via Fiona Price
ALLiens insight:
Video-based reflection is widely used in other fields such as sports science and can be enormously useful in monitoring both verbal and non-verbal aspects of our teaching practice, which are so crucial in language teaching. The neutral eye of the lens can also be applied to any other aspect of the classroom you decide to focus on, making it a potentially rich source of data for action research initiatives.
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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences. But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in academia, are a different format to newspaper a…
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Excellent advice on how to approach a journal article from the LSE impact blog. Interesting use of the abstract for verification functions rather than initial orientation.
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Alan Alda on the art of science communication: 'I want to tell you a story'

Alan Alda on the art of science communication: 'I want to tell you a story' | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
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The importance of narrative for greater impact
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The value of handwritten notes in academic research – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

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Excellent insight into individual academic practice
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Thinking, Writing, Doing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Edited Collection.

Thinking, Writing, Doing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Edited Collection. | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
The act of writing and how it contributes to and shapes the practice of communicating research is a rich topic for consideration for scholars at every stage of the research process. Here the Impact…
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Perspectives on academic writing and its relationship to activity in disciplines.
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My #AcWri strategies: Fill up paragraphs, one idea per paragraph – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

My #AcWri strategies: Fill up paragraphs, one idea per paragraph – Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
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Paragraph driven composition
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Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online | Stanford Graduate School of Education

Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online | Stanford Graduate School of Education | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it

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With the exposure of information literacy issues in the US, exacerbated by established mis-information lobbying industries, it might be time to increase teaching interventions.
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Teaching in higher education – there isn't enough evidence to tell us what works and why

Teaching in higher education – there isn't enough evidence to tell us what works and why | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
Research looking at evidence-based teaching in higher education tends to be based more on anecdotes than on large, robust and peer-reviewed data.
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Research in teaching and learning requires a more rigorous and systematic approach in Higher Ed. Reliance on student satisfaction measures is holding back evidence driven innovation.
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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | Academic language & learning | Scoop.it
Students who are not naturally inclined to stop and think need explicit practices to nudge themselves toward quality reflection—and digital tools to make it easier. Keeping a log of tasks and habits, for example, gives students a rich source of data to mine when reflecting on their progress, and there are many apps that will collect and aggregate this information in accessible and attractive ways.

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Meta-cognitive reflection, its importance to learning + digital tools for facilitation
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2016 8:59 AM

This is a bit of a sales pitch for a book but worth reading even if you aren't interested in buying the book.

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Pickton (2013) 'Writing your research plan' - Great overview of the research plan, why its important and how to approach it
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