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Pedagogical perspectives on bundles: Teaching bundles to doctoral students of biochemistry
Pedagogical perspectives on bundles: Teaching bundles to doctoral students of biochemistry

Author(s): Andreas Eriksson
Subject(s): Lexis, Pragmatics, Higher Education , Methodology and research technology
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: lexical bundles; EAP; corpus pedagogy; corpus-based materials; academic writing;
Summary/Abstract: This paper explores lexical bundles from a pedagogical perspective, targeting two issues in particular: the selection of bundles for teaching purposes and students’ perception of different learning activities. Two small corpora of doctoral student writing and published articles were compiled for use in two workshops dedicated to lexical bundles. The assessment of learning activities used in the workshops was based on classroom observations, student notes and discussions. The results underline the importance of taking into account the field in which the students work when selecting bundles. They also indicate that the most useful activities are those in which the students started out by speculating about usage in their own discipline and those in which they were asked to use bundles within the context of their own research. The implication is that these activities offered opportunities for deep level processing.

  • Page Range: 195-211
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English