Towards a sustainable CoP model on improving research writing: A case study of SSPE students
Refereed conference paper presented and published in conference proceedings


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摘要Communities of Practice (CoP) projects have been widely implemented at a university in Hong Kong since 2016 as part of the English Across the Curriculum (EAC) movement on campus. According to Wenger, McDermott and Snyder (2002), CoP refer to groups of people (the community) who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic (the domain), and deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis (the practice). This presentation aims at showcasing how a CoP between final-year project (FYP) supervisors of the Sports Science and Physical Education (SSPE) majors and language educators was formed, and how it has functioned as an alternative approach to helping the target students improve their research writing skills, from proposal to thesis writing. All language related interventions are seamlessly integrated into the content programme with both parties being in constant dialogue to address a common concern towards establishing a shared practice, which aims at preparing students for and empowering them in acquiring disciplinary literacy. Besides highlighting the various stages of interaction and achievements in this year-long CoP project, voices obtained from different stakeholders, namely the two groups of teachers and the students involved, will be shared to provide insights into establishing a sustainable model not only for this specific community but also other disciplines.
著者Jose LAI, John O’REILLY, Allen HO
會議名稱ELTU Conference 2019: Alternative Approaches to English Language Learning and Teaching
會議開始日27.05.2019
會議完結日28.05.2019
會議地點The Chinese University of Hong Kong
會議國家/地區香港
出版年份2019
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Communities of Practice (CoP), English Across the Curriculum (EAC)

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