CRITICAL READING FOR SELF-CRITICAL WRITING:
Hosted by: The Department of Education, University of Bath
The purpose of this workshop is to support new and relatively inexperienced researchers in developing their capacity to engage critically with academic, policy and practical literature, especially in the course of contributing to the Teaching and Learning Research Programme. Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson have successfully pioneered a structured approach for learning to review literature critically with masters and doctoral students at the Department of Education in the University of Bath. They are co-authors of the recently published book Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning, a teaching text based on their approach.
Participants will be given a copy of this book at the start of the workshop. They will be introduced to core components of the structured approach for reviewing literature that focus on in-depth critical analysis of individual texts. The book may be retained as a resource for extending the workshop activities.
The approach is founded on the nature of academic discourse as a two-way process of attempting to communicate a convincing argument about aspects of the social world. Participants are encouraged to learn from the parallel between constructively critical reading of others' writing in the literature and self-critical writing as creators of academic literature themselves for other critical readers.
In preparation, participants are invited to read and bring with them to the workshop a copy of an article or book chapter reporting research findings relating to teaching and learning which they wish to engage with critically. They will be given opportunities to try out the structured approach to critical reading and in-depth analysis of this text during the workshop.
of the event is free to members of the TLRP, and all travel and other
costs can be met by the RCBN for such participants. For more information
about financial support in attending this event please contact the RCBN.
For non-TLRP researchers there is a fee of £15 per person. Lunch
and refreshments are included in this.
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This page was last updated 6th April 2004