The accidental global professional: A series of conflicts in teaching academic skills in higher education

Paterson, R. 2016. The accidental global professional: A series of conflicts in teaching academic skills in higher education. Educate~. 16 (1), pp. 3-14.

TitleThe accidental global professional: A series of conflicts in teaching academic skills in higher education
AuthorsPaterson, R.
Abstract

This article critically reviews the literature relating to the teaching of academic skills in the context of increasing globalisation, internationalisation and marketisation. By situating the author as a “global professional”, this review traces a series of conflicts that have impacted on teaching and professional development. These conflicts are background to a career pathway that has developed in a haphazard and accidental fashion, resulting in a number of different professional identities. By rationalising these conflicts as natural transitions in professional development, it is argued that the forces of global change in education have been pivotal in shaping the author’s, pedagogical knowledge, professional identity and research interests.

KeywordsHigher education, academic skills, Academic Literacies, EAP, professional development
JournalEducate~
Journal citation16 (1), pp. 3-14
ISSN2049-9558
Year2016
PublisherUCL IOE Press
Accepted author manuscriptThe accidental global professional. A series of conflicts in teaching academic skills in higher education.pdf
Publisher's version461-2030-1-PB.pdf
Web address (URL)http://www.educatejournal.org/index.php/educate/article/view/461
Publication dates
Published online08 Mar 2017
Published in print2016
LicenseCC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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