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The transformative role of scaffolding in academic writing tutorials

29 February 2024, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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Join this event to hear Cathy Morand examine how scaffolding facilitates the potentially transformative role of academic writing tutorials in students' development as writers.

This event is free.

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Academic Writing Seminar Series

Academic writing tutorials are often at the heart of academic writing centre provision. However, such tutorials are a relatively unexplored area of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and academic literacies particularly within the UK higher education context.

In this seminar, Cathy will examine the potentially transformative role these tutorials play in facilitating students’ growth and development as writers within the academic community. She will highlight the scaffolding that takes place to facilitate this, drawing on research into the tutorial practices within the UCL Academic Communication Centre.

This online event will be particularly useful for those interested in writing development, academic writing support, EAP, and the politics of pedagogy.

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About the Speakers

Cathy Morand

Associate Lecturer at the UCL Academic Communication Centre

Cathy designs and delivers academic literacies and EAP support to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the university.

Cathy’s background lies in teacher training, including CELTA, DELTA and continued professional development for teachers across disciplines within further and higher education.

Daphne Thomas (Chair)

Head of Teaching and Learning at the UCL Academic Communication Centre