Demystifying institutional practices: critical pragmatism and the teaching of academic writing

  title={Demystifying institutional practices: critical pragmatism and the teaching of academic writing},
  author={N. Harwood and G. Hadley},
  journal={English for Specific Purposes},
  • N. Harwood, G. Hadley
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Abstract Three approaches to the teaching of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) are identified, the Critical approach, the Pragmatic approach, and the Critical Pragmatic approach. Critical EAP is appealing pedagogically because of its restive questioning of discourse norms, although it can seem reactionary at times. By focusing on the acquisition of the same dominant norms, Pragmatic EAP has a clear goal, but it often fails to acknowledge difference in community practices. Critical Pragmatism… CONTINUE READING
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