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Show Context Citation Context Alternative constructs and ethical dilemmas by Alister Cumming" Different ethical issues arise according to how the construct of writing is defined for assessment purposes.
This raises ethical concerns that have conventionally been addressed in high stakes language tests such as confidentiality, prior orientation, fairness, or equality of opportunity. But other, alterna-tive definitions of writing are prominent in the pedagogical literature and in educational practices, particularly for users of second languages, for example, defining writing as a mode of learning, the expression of identity, or a medium for political action e.
Such constructs are rarely assessed in formal tests, seemingly because they raise moral issues, for example, concerning definitions of personal development, inter-cultural negotiation, knowledge, and emancipation, which necessarily have to be denied to fulfill the ethical criteria e.
I discuss these issues in respect to efforts to develop new task types for a new TOEFL, particularly in distinguishing between the constructs of writing tasks that solicit either independent expression or responses to substantive reading or listening Show Context Citation Context In appropriate personal pronoun use in political science: A qualitative study and a proposed heuristic for future research by Nigel Harwood - Written Communication" Beliefs about appropriate and inappropriate use varied widely, and it was emphasized that the discipline encompasses a number of subdisciplines, which helps account for these differing pronoun preferences.
The insights and implica-tions of the study are discussed, and a heuristic that combines corpus-based and interview-based approaches to the investigation of pronouns is proposed. It is argued that the heuristic could be adapted to investi-gate other linguistic features in academic writing. Autoethnography is a genre of writing in which authors Autoethnography is a genre of writing in which authors draw on their own lived experiences, connect the personal to the cultural and place the self and others within a social context REED-DANAHAY, The Ethnographic I serves as a useful text to engage the issues that autoethnography raises both as genre and alternative Powered by:About us.
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More. The level and type of a student’s writing identity should impact knowledge transfer potential and development of rhetorical constructs, as well as correlate with discoursal measures of writing identity. Emeritus Professor and author of Writing and Identity: The Discoursal Construction of Identity in Academic Writing, Roz Ivanic explains, “Students often face a crisis of identity, feeling that they have to become a different sort of person in order to participate in these context-specific and culture-specific knowledge-making practices of.
doi: /kaja-net.com ScienceDirect International Conference on Current Trends in ELT An Exploration of Discoursal Construction of Identity in Academic Writing Masumeh Rahimivand a, *, Davud Kuhi b a, b Department of English Language, Maragheh Branch, Islamic Azad University,Maragheh, Iran Abstract This study focused on how second/foreign language writers enact, construct, and invent .
Academic writing in particular often poses a conflict of identity for students in higher education, because the 'self' which is inscribed in academ (One of the reasons people find writing difficult is that they do not feel comfortable with the 'me' they are portraying in their writing/5(7).
The Construction of Identity in L2 Academic Classroom Community: A Small Scale Study of Two Saudi MA in TESOL Students at North American University Second language (L2) classrooms are venues for learners to construct their identities, which are socially, culturally, politically and historically situated.