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What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?
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What does "academic writing" mean in Japan?

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Workshop "Critical writing as applied philosophy," 5th meeting, JACAP https://sites.google.com/site/jacapweb/home/annual_conf_5

Workshop "Critical writing as applied philosophy," 5th meeting, JACAP https://sites.google.com/site/jacapweb/home/annual_conf_5

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  • 1. What does “academic writing” mean in Japanese higher education? Yuko Murakami (Tohoku University)
  • 2. Critical writing be a part of applied philosophy projects? • How can it help young philosophers under shrinking job market? • What sort of pedagogical skills are to be recommended for young philosophers?
  • 3. Japanese HE • AY2012: 783 4-year univs/colleges – National 86, public 92, private 605 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000 800,000 900,000 private public national
  • 4. Distorted AO: virtually no academic assessment to recruit incoming students 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 400000 450000 500000 Nat/pub private Other Recommendation Academic assessment Nat/Pub Private Academic 81.62% 49.07% Recom 17.72% 50.49% Other 0.66% 0.44% Fewer subjects required for private universities: no Japanese/history/geography for STM, no math/science for humanities and social science
  • 5. Similar situations to 1980s in US • Explosion of HE: insufficient preparation for college education • Followed by an increasing number of non- traditional students • Student supports: academic skill class, life accomodation – writing center – Note taking
  • 6. Still different aspects • writing in which language? – Research Universities: writing academic paper in ENGLISH (while no training given for academic writing in Japanese) – Others: in Japanese < much more similar to US situation
  • 7. Sectors of Japanese HE national Research: STM Competitive entrance examination 5 subjects public professional Competitive entrance examination 3-4 subjects private Social science and humanities Half:entrance exam 1-3 subjects/Half: no academic assessment at all
  • 8. Fragmented methodology • TESOL • Paragraph writing • Psychology/ social psychology • Rhetoric • logic • Deficiency of Japanese K-12 curriculum
  • 9. Questions to speakers • To which sector do you think your method works the best, assuming it has its own strength? • Why in higher education? Why not in elementary/secondary schools?

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