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Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2015). The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through. Higher Education Research and Development. 35(5), 997-1010. doi:10.1080/07294360.2016.1138455. ISSN 0729-4360
Much research into the use of corpora and discourse to support higher education students on pre-sessional and in-sessional courses champions subject specificity. Drawing on th...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2014). Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. Dialogic Pedagogy. 3, 43-64. doi:10.5195/dpj.2015.101. ISSN 2325-3290
International students and direct entrants—those entering a higher year of a degree—often come from socio-economic or cultural backgrounds different from traditional students,...
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2013). Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 27, 604-625. doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.805443. ISSN 0951-8398
Key ‘generic’ assessment task words such as ‘discuss’ and ‘critically evaluate’ are integral to higher education assessment. Although sources such as study skills guides give ...
Tseng, P., Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2017, May). Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education. Paper presented at 9th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, Hong Kong
English is a common language in the global maritime industry and many countries are now moving towards the use of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) to deliver their cou...