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Curriculum Design Symposium: The Hidden Curriculum - The Loxodonta africana in the room: Teaching students to write in their disciplines and professions

Assessment practices in anglophone academia still privilege written discourse yet academic writing is a key element of the curriculum that is rarely explicitly taught. Students are often expected to either enter academia with the ability to produce relevant disciplinary and/or professional genres or ‘pick up’ the necessary skills as they move across modules. Current curricula design practices in the UK can disadvantage international students who do not have English as a first language. In this session I draw on my research to highlight the need to integrate academic literacy development into academic curricula and discuss current efforts in this area at one UK university.

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