Reading and writing skills for business: the students’ voice

Emmanuel, Myrtle, Holley, Debbie, Johnson, Linda, O'Neill, Peter and Sinfield, Sandra (2010) Reading and writing skills for business: the students’ voice. Investigations in University Teaching and Learning, 6 (2). pp. 93-101. ISSN 1740-5106

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This paper contributes to the emerging discussion around student writing through its focus on writing for Business for first-year students at the London Metropolitan University Business School. We focus on the student writing experience in one compulsory Management module, (People Management: Challenges and Choices – PMCC) which was introduced as part of a broader revision of the first year Business syllabus designed to make transparent to students the discourse of Business studies and of Higher Education more generally. Against the background of Business Students entering higher education with increasing diverse biographies, expectations and constraints, many Business Schools have recently embarked on re-designing large parts of the curriculum. Our findings give impetus to future syllabus and pedagogical changes which will make the reading experience of first-year students more rewarding and also more formative for their future development as students where they will be expected to read more extensively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: writing in the discipline, authentic, reading, self-efficacy
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 14:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:03

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