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EDEV_505 Week 2_2

I enjoyed reading about your institution’s sense of value on integrity and heritage. I see many parallels between your situation and my own. Two points from your post require further investigation. The first is about the general nature of value … Continue reading

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Academic writing follow-up post 4

had completely overlooked the existence of (what is for me) the future masterclass on “Writing for Publication” when I related my peer review story. You mention the Flesch Reading Ease. I’ve had six language learning textbooks published, and the publisher … Continue reading

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Academic Writing Initial Post

My heart sank when seeing the week’s theme. In Module 1, I had encountered and dismissed Helen Sword’s negative appraisal of academic writing because I felt she had missed some essential points of academia. Having to deal again with Sword … Continue reading

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Edev_502 Hand-in Assignment Concept Map Draft

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Edev_501 Response wk10_9

I’m delighted that you found a great reason to respond to my earlier remarks. Very diplomatically, you wished “to constructively disagree” with me. In return, I’ll say that there’s no need to be constructive. Sometimes destructively focussed actions are better. … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_8

I was using the term intelligent in a broad, uncritical way, intending to encompass not only everyone in this forum but everyone who writes and thinks. In other words, I was trying to be inclusive rather than exclusive. However, you are … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_7

I feel that there are a number of elephants in this reflective room that bear pointing out. Last week we read multiple definitions of critical thinking and critical reading. This week we1 have a similar task with reflection. Yet there … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_6

Thanks for introducing the Strebel and Keys book. Like C, I couldn’t locate an online version. However, I liked the figure you made/ adapted and have reproduced it here for discussion. I particularly like this because of the way step … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_5

As I was preparing my response above, Dr A. cautioned me on the use of the term intelligent and I used the exact quotation in my response! I’d like to clarify that there was a timing overlap and I did … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_4

Firstly, H, the Harry Potter ‘pensieve’ is a wonderful portmanteau term of the French ‘penser/ to think’ and the English sieve or colander! I found that extremely funny. It does gather the sense of the actions of pouring multiple thoughts … Continue reading

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