Lecture and workshop by Diane Schmitt

A lecture and workshop hosted by the Centre for Parallel Language Use, University of
Copenhagen delivered by Diane Schmitt, Senior Lecturer in EFL/TESOL at Nottingham Trent University.

Instruction on use of sources in academic writing has been dominated by approaches that aim to teach students to ‘avoid plagiarism’. These approaches are supported by the use of text matching software such as that used by Turnitin. Diane Schmitt will argue that these approaches focus too much on the words that students borrow from their sources and too little on the ideas from those sources. In this talk, she will offer ideas on how lecturers might redress that imbalance by focusing on the purpose of source use in academic writing. She will explore with participants why and how writers make use of the ideas of others’ in their own writing and consider pedagogical interventions that aim to help students move beyond a mechanical approach to source use to one that helps to develop purposeful use of sources. The session will include a ‘hands-on’ element where participants will have an opportunity to try out some of the ideas for materials development presented.

Diane Schmitt is Deputy Director for the MA in English Language Teaching at Nottingham Trent University and also teaches on a range of English for Academic Purposes courses. She has coauthored two textbooks on teaching academic vocabulary. She regularly presents, publishes and consults on academic writing, plagiarism, vocabulary acquisition, language testing, materials development and the international student experience. She is also the Chair of BALEAP.

Begrænset antal pladser. Tilmelding til cip@hum.ku.dk senest onsdag den 28. oktober 2015. Limited seating. Registration to cip@hum.ku.dk Wednesday 28 October 2015 at the latest.