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How a view of language underpins approaches to supporting higher education students that facilitate neo-liberalism, and how to resist this

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
How a view of language underpins approaches to supporting higher education students that facilitate neo-liberalism, and how to resist this. Power and Education, 175774381881180. doi:10.1177/1757743818811801
In this article we argue a particular view of language underpins approaches to supporting students in Higher Education, and that this view facilitates neoliberalism. Universit...

Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Thomson, D., Richards, K., Pilcher, N., & Vettese, S. (in press)
Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, (1-16). ISSN 1558-3058
In this conceptual paper, we illuminate Western building conservation philosophy practice with insights into Eastern conservation philosophy and associated aesthetic understan...

Constructing English-medium instruction indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan’s higher education

Journal Article
Tseng, P., Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
Constructing English-medium instruction indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan’s higher education. Maritime Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/mabr-07-2017-0020
English is a common language in the global shipping industry and many universities in non-English speaking countries in the world are now moving towards the use of English as ...

What Is The ‘Academic Purpose’ Of ‘English’ In ‘English For Academic Purposes’?

Book Chapter
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2017)
What Is The ‘Academic Purpose’ Of ‘English’ In ‘English For Academic Purposes’?. In L. Tuen Wong, & W. Lam Wong (Eds.), Teaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes: Current Research and PracticesNova Science Publishers
In this chapter, we suggest abandoning the current form of EAP for a form of EAP that is actively explorative of and taught within individual subject contexts. We argue that f...

Should we teach from materials developed with corpus linguistics?

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Should we teach from materials developed with corpus linguistics?. English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group Journal,
In our presentation for the IATEFL ESP-SIG in Athens our intention was to create ‘wobble’ and genuine dialogue around the issue of the importance of ‘context’ in relation to ...

Academic literacies: the word is not enough

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Academic literacies: the word is not enough. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2017.1360270
For Academic Literacies, the world is textually mediated; written texts and what informs them reveal elements such as subject-discipline practices. Furthermore, multi-modaliti...

Constructing English Medium indicators in the shipping courses of Taiwan's higher education

Presentation / Conference
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...

Don’t Panic! You know your subject. You’re not teaching English, you’re teaching your subject in ‘English’

Book Chapter
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Don’t Panic! You know your subject. You’re not teaching English, you’re teaching your subject in ‘English’. In G. J. Lee (Ed.), Challenges in English in University in English in University Education
No abstract available.

We need to talk about IELTS, and the case for testing English 'in-subject'

Digital Artefact
Pilcher, N. & Richards, K. (2017)
We need to talk about IELTS, and the case for testing English 'in-subject'
No abstract available - read the full article here - http://wonkhe.com/blogs/we-need-to-talk-about-ielts-and-the-case-for-testing-english-in-subject/

Challenging the power invested in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Why determining ‘English’ preparedness needs to be undertaken within the subject context

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2017)
Challenging the power invested in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Why determining ‘English’ preparedness needs to be undertaken within the subject context. Power and Education, 9(1), 3-17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757743817691995
Higher Education (HE) institutions worldwide base international student recruitment on the assumption their preparedness in ‘English’ is assured if they reach a certain level ...

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