Developing writing and speaking skills through interactive workshops

Lipsedge, Karen, May, Steve, Ayoub, Mata and Rogers, David (2015) Developing writing and speaking skills through interactive workshops. In: 37th Annual EAIR Forum Krems 2015: From Here to There: Positioning Higher Education Institutions; 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2015, Krems, Austria. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Writing and Oral Skills (WOS) Project involves a weekly series of extra-curricular interactive workshops primarily for first year undergraduates at an English university. The project is designed to enhance the generic writing and speaking skills of the students. This paper reports on the development and evaluation of the project, including a comparison of its impact on students from “traditional” backgrounds against older students and those from lower socio-economic and Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) groups. The evaluation indicates that regular attendance at WOS workshops can help to improve attainment and engagement of students across backgrounds and disciplines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 37th Annual EAIR Forum Krems 2015: From Here to There: Positioning Higher Education Institutions
Organising Body: EAIR – The European Higher Education Society
Research Area: Education
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Interdepartmental and Cross-Faculty Research Groups and Centres > Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP)
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Depositing User: Steve May
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 15:09
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 16:05
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32598

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