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Collaboration and complicity: Putting EAP at the heart of the curriculum

13 June 2024, 4:00 pm‚Äď5:00 pm

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Join this event to hear Hannah Jones discuss the value and peril of institutional collaboration to embed academic language and literacies in the curriculum.

This event is free.

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Academic Writing Seminar Series

The increasingly dynamic terrain in which we operate presents both threats and opportunities for the sustainability of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) provision. Instability in pre-sessional markets, questions over the purposes of internationalisation, and an intensified commitment to widen participation, all combine to produce ‚Äėchurn‚Äô around what EAP is and who it is for.¬†

This seminar reflects on potential responses to such issues through the lens of engagement with institutional power structures at the University of Edinburgh. Hannah will draw on themes of internationalisation, widening participation, practitioner precarity, and the sustainability of their community of practice to share work on embedding academic language and literacies in the curriculum, reflecting on the affordances and perils of this engagement with the university.

While the dangers include a perception of complicity with neo-liberalism, she will argue that the value of pragmatic collaboration with the institution to build ourselves into new curricula is potentially transformational for our community.

This online event will be particularly useful for those interested in EAP and its institutional positioning in the university, and academic writing support.

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About the Speakers

Hannah Jones

Director of English Language Education at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning and Incoming Chair of BALEAP

Hannah is interested in leadership in EAP, curriculum strategy, and the role of EAP in issues of internationalisation and widening participation.

Dr Maxine Gillway (Chair)

Director of the Centre for Academic Language and Development at the University of Bristol

Maxine has been working in the field of English for Academic Purposes in the UK and overseas since 1994 and in English Language Teaching since 1985.