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Graduate Attributes in Action

Academic Literacy

What is Academic Literacy?

Academic Literacy is defined the Oxford Brookes Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience as 'Disciplinary and professional knowledge and skills, understanding the epistemology and ‘landscape’ of the discipline, and what it means to think and behave as a member of that disciplinary and/or professional community of practice.'

The description is currently generic and needs to be interpreted in relation your own disciplinary practices and assessment demands. During the graduate attributes mapping process undertaken in 2011/12, programme teams took the opportunity to articulate each of the graduate attributes within the context of their discipline. Go to “Graduate Attributes in the Disciplines".

Case Studies

As well as the case studies below, you can also browse examples tagged 'academic literacy' within the Brookes Teaching Practices website.

How can we enable students to gain academic literacy through active, authentic learning in the discipline in a way that is exciting and challenging?

Graduate Attribute: Academic Literacy
Business School
Contact: Lindsay Williams
Date Added: May, 2011

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How can strategic oversight of the development of research and academic literacy be gained so that students experience a coherent and progressive approach?

Graduate Attribute: Research Literacy
Department: Life Sciences
Contact: Andrew Rendell
Date Added: May, 2011

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How can the development of academic literacy ease the transition from school to university, particularly for those students with a limited scientific background?

Graduate Attribute: Academic Literacy
School of Life Sciences
Contact: Sue Robbins
Date Added: May, 2011

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