Learning to Write Professionally “Situated Learning” and the Transition from University to Professional Discourse

@inproceedings{Freedman1996LearningTW,
  title={Learning to Write Professionally “Situated Learning” and the Transition from University to Professional Discourse},
  author={Aviva Freedman and Christine Adam},
  year={1996}
}
Drawing primarily on theories of situated learning, this study compares novices learning written genres in two different institutional settings within similar disciplines: university students in public administration courses and graduate student interns placed in government agencies. Observational and textual analyses of novices learning to write the genres necessary for these settings point to differences in writing goals, guide-learner roles, text evaluations, and learning sites. The results… CONTINUE READING

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