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