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Presentation Elizabeth Narváez

  1. 1. Overview Historical account of Latin-American movements on Higher Education writing in Spanish Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, México, Perú, Puerto Rico y Venezuela UNESCO Headquarters http://www.unescolectura.univalle.edu.co/inicio_sede s.html
  2. 2. Based on survey responses of a purposive sample of scholars of Argentina, Chile, Colombia y México in Summer 2012 Tendencies Types of Latin-American initiatives on Higher Education writing Website: www.ilees.org
  3. 3. Based on information available in Summer 2013 at websites of writing centers and writing programs in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, México, Puerto Rico y Venezuela Tendencies Time in existence (years) of Latin-American writing centers and writing programs Website: www.ilees.org
  4. 4. Title Professionalization: Reading and writing academic and professional texts , 2012
  5. 5. Preface The book is one of the results of the Program for Developing Reading and Writing abilities through undergraduate education at Universidad General Sarmiento in Argentina [Programa para el desarrollo de habilidades de lectura y escritura a lo largo de la carrera, PRODEAC] http://www.ungs.edu.ar/prodeac/ 2005 – intensive writing in disciplinary courses Interdisciplinary teams: writing instructors + disciplinary professors Designing writing assignments + Teaching classes collaboratively: -. Identifying relationships between academic genres and social practices in the discipline/profession (projections) -. making visible conventions of exemplary texts -. drafting and revising in groups and teacher-students conferences their own texts Disciplinary and professional genres: analyzing exemplary texts : Systemic Fuctional Linguistics: Sidney School - Australia
  6. 6. Preface Goal Conventions of academic genres in Spanish to educating students as newcomers in disciplinary theories and scientific research based on their presence in the PRODEAC experience Section 1: Writing to read critically academic texts or other sources Commentary (?) Reseña académica Academic essay Literature review (?) Estado de la cuestión Case study report Section 2: Professional genres Product assessment report in Engineering (?) Evaluación del producto en Ingeniería Procedural guidelines (?) Manual de Procedimientos Proposals (?) Proyectos de intervención
  7. 7. Product assessment report in Engineering Evaluación del producto en Ingeniería Genre motives Assessing implementation and feasibility of products Readers´ expectations Product characteristics Theoretical framework to compare the actual product against others similar The author perspective claiming for selecting one product relying on prior satisfactory results or expected results in implementing the product in certain conditions Chapter organization Brief description of the genre Description of textual organization of the genre Analysis of a exemplary text Recommendations for writing process the genre
  8. 8. Comments What does this book make visible? The book is teaching-based: sample of current pedagogical resources in Latin American region Efforts in systematizing interdisciplinary teaching experiences: Authors are specialists on composition/Language/Linguistics and the subject matter/disciplines Opportunities to identify and describe disciplinary and professional genres in Spanish that could be specific for the region (reinforcing the notion that genres are culturally situated) = Opportunities to conduct further comparative research among international regions and languages Evidence of the influence of Linguistics theories in the emerging field on composition studies in Latin American Higher Education (Argentina and Chile): Systemic Fuctional Linguistics: Sidney School – Australia Challenge: Incorporate other theories to research academic and professional genres as part of activity systems (literacy practices) beyond linguistic features of texts as static products

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