The Informed Dialogue Method: Dealing with Diversity in Academic Writing Skills

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Monday 13 May

TRACK 3:
P R E S E N T A T I O N
The Informed Dialogue Method: Dealing with Diversity in Academic Writing Skills,
Ms. Diane Ruppert, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Place: Room F306

Time: 13.00 – 13.45
Description: This presentation is the story of a desperate teacher. The case study reveals the consequences of assuming the academic writing skills of a diverse student body. In response to acknowledging the diversity of educational traditions, the informed dialogue method sets out to clarify the relation between critical reflection, the use of academic sources and responsible writing skills. This two-columned task provides a sharp distinction between the voice of the student and the voice of external sources. The goal of this task is to enhance dialogue and illustrate the development of the students curiosity and ideas. External sources and retrieved information are in a quantifiable form for evaluation and unintentional plagiarism tends to be avoided.