Communities of Peer Practitioners: Experiences from an Academic Writing Group
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionNordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies. 2017, 5 (1), 30-37.
Learning academic writing is important for communicating research and participating in scholarly debates. This learning is traditionally conceptualized through a hierarchical teacher-student relation or individual accomplishment. However, in this paper we ask how we might understand the development of academic writing skills as a collective practice within a writing community. We draw on experiences from our own departmental writing group of PhD candidates and highlight our specific peer community as a tool and the draft texts we deliver as boundary objects through which we develop and broaden our academic skills.