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An individual subjectivist critique of the use of corpus linguistics to inform pedagogical materials.

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2016)
An individual subjectivist critique of the use of corpus linguistics to inform pedagogical materials. Dialogic Pedagogy, 4, https://doi.org/10.5195/dpj.2016.163
Corpus Linguistics, or the gathering together of language into a body for analysis and development of materials, claims itself an assured, established method (or field) that v...

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.

Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2014)
Contextualising higher education assessment task words with an ‘anti-glossary’ approach. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27(5), 604-625. doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.805443
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 ...

Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery.

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2015)
Avoiding dialogues of non-discovery through promoting dialogues of discovery. Dialogic Pedagogy, 3, 43-64. https://doi.org/10.5195/dpj.2015.101
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,...

The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2016)
The paradigmatic hearts of subjects which their "English" flows through. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(5), 997-1010. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2016.1138455
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...

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...

From Dunedin to Dunedin: Supporting students in the changing world of higher education

Conference Proceeding
Godfrey, H., & Richards, K. (2006)
From Dunedin to Dunedin: Supporting students in the changing world of higher education. In C. Bond, & G. Grigg (Eds.), Supporting learning in the 21st century: Refereed proceedings of the 2005 Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference
Against the background of the widening access agenda in higher education in Scotland, this article describes the initiatives taken by Napier University to address the issues. ...

Research grounded support of student learning in Higher Education: The importance of dialogue and subject embedded, contextualised language and content.

Thesis
Richards, K. Research grounded support of student learning in Higher Education: The importance of dialogue and subject embedded, contextualised language and content. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1532248
This aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how the research that has been conducted by the author, as illustrated through the publications presented, adds to the domain of acad...

‘Discuss, Analyse, Define …’ Non-traditional Students Come to Terms with Cultures of Learning in the UK

Book Chapter
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2013)
‘Discuss, Analyse, Define …’ Non-traditional Students Come to Terms with Cultures of Learning in the UK. In M. Cortazzi, & L. Jin (Eds.), Researching Intercultural Learning, 135-151. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137291646_8
In contrast to students in many countries, British university students are often older than the common 18–22 age range; some are ‘non-traditional’ students who may have had ex...

Using physical objects as a portal to reveal academic subject identity and thought

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2020)
Using physical objects as a portal to reveal academic subject identity and thought. Qualitative Report, 25(1), 127-144
We are lecturers who help students studying subjects that use word-based writing, non-word based writing such as Mathematics, and non-text based language such as visual semiot...

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