Learning Discourses and the Discourses of Learning is an edited collection of papers exploring issues of teaching and learning in academic settings. The key theme of the volume is ‘discourses’ – especially as these relate to institutional policies, disciplinary practices and students’ processes of learning in the academy. Particular attention is paid to the experiences of second-language students studying at Australian universities as well as those learning foreign languages in Australia.
Employing a variety of methodologies and theoretical perspectives, the papers in Learning Discourses are unified by a focus on rich and socially situated empirical data. The book addresses issues highly pertinent to the dynamic character of contemporary higher education in Australia, one dominated by trends towards the internationalisation and professionalisation of university programs, and the growing intercultural nature of social and academic interactions.
Part one covers issues of discourse and change, exploring processes of discourse acquisition and production in a range of disciplinary contexts, along with the nexus between academic and professional discourses.
Part two deals with broader issues of the participation and socialisation of students in second-language-use situations, ranging from macro (social planning and policy) issues to the micro (interpersonal) level.
Part three looks at the social mediation of foreign language learning covering a range of tertiary and secondary settings in Australia and has a particular focus on Japanese as a foreign language.
This book is intended for academics and students – postgraduate and undergraduate – working in foreign language programs, academic and language support programs, and applied linguistics.
- Julie Bradshaw – Monash University
- Patricia Duff – University of British Columbia
- Kara Gilbert – Monash University
- Brett Hough – Monash University
- Rintaro Imafuku – Teikyo Heisei University, Japan
- Masumi Kobayashi – University of Malaysia
- Naomi Kurata – Monash University
- Helen Marriott – Monash University
- Yuko Masuda – Sophia University, Japan
- Tim Moore – Monash University
- Hiroyuki Nemoto – Kanazawa University , Japan
- Jan Pinder – Monash University
- Steve Price – Monash University
- Akiko Ryumon – Monash University
- Chiharu Shima – Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
- Robyn Spence-Brown – Monash University
- Ayako Wakimoto– The Nara International Foundation, Japan
- Louisa Willoughby – Monash University
- Kuniko Yoshimitsu – Monash University