Academic writing and emotion

27 May 2020 - 27 May 2020

Presenter(s): Emily Forster

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Emotions play an important role in academic writing (Cameron, Nairn and Higgins, 2009) . Many of the most challenging emotional aspects of writing , such as working with feedback (Han and Hyland, 2019) form core aspects of learning developers work. However, this is a relatively underexplored area. The process of writing is strongly linked to identity and research into Academic Literacies has highlighted the fact that this often involves complex negotiations especially from students from widening participation backgrounds (Lea and Street, 1998).
This workshop will give participants the change to explore the range of emotional responses students have to writing and reflect on the strategies we as leaning developers can use to support them, especially in the current context where we can’t see them face to face.


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