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This paper reports the results of the development and implementation of an online tutor aimed at facilitating academic writing instruction to EEL students from non-linguistic programs. The tutor was designed as a technology-enhanced learning aid offering students support with writing English language research proposals to diploma projects. The online content included genre-based input materials and a variety of self-check exercises. Participants were 4th year students enrolled in an academic writing course at the faculty of world economy and international affairs of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. To examine the affordances of the online tutor and its effects on participants’ learning gains, students’ actual writing pieces were analyzed. Findings point to participants’ improvement in genre-based academic writing and underscore the potential of the tutor for supporting EFL learners’ autonomous efforts at academic writing. This paper contributes to current research on the development and implementation of technology-based tools to facilitate academic writing instruction to EFL students from non-linguistic disciplines.
Chapter 17 of the monograph is devoted to academic skills acquisition at a non-linguistic university in Russia. It provides the main purposes of students studying at a double (London University and the Higher School of Economics) Bachelor programme and various techniques.
The research probes the teaching and learning opportunities that the Wikipedia free Internet project provides in the area of project-learning. Using the platform as a tool gives students a chance to acquire and develop a variety of communicative and information processing competences that the article describes in detail. A variety of techniques using Wikipedia in the teaching process have been developed and tested in studying foreign languages, the humanities, and social sciences. We will be using the term 'wiki pedagogy' to describe the Wikipedia-based interactions between the teacher and the student; the term covers the information and communication technologies of education that are based on the Wikipedia platform
The author presents the results of the recent study of project proposal presentations made by HSE graduates, and focuses largely on developing skills of academic writing. The materials presented can be useful for writing any type of an academic text.
The book aims to develop students’ academic reading and writing skills. It contains a collection of specifically developed tasks to supplement the British course book written by Mark Roberts “English for Economics in Higher Education” (Garnet Publishing Ltd., 2012).
It can be easily used by students, teachers and those who want to develop their academic reading and writing skills.
Nowadays, when English has firmly established itself as a lingua franca (ELF) in academic settings, it is very important to study the features of texts written by L2 speakers who come from a variety of cultural and L1 backgrounds and who use ELF in their academic communication. The present study focuses on clusters of epistemic stance expressions used in research articles written by L2 speakers. The analysis of 20 papers from the SciELF corpus reveals the patterns in the use of epistemic stance clusters, their distribution in different sections of research articles and the functions the clusters perform at the textual level. The results show that there are many similarities in the distribution and functions of epistemic stance clusters in texts. It suggests that the way L2 speakers who are professionals in their fields express epistemic stance is more influenced by the norms of the genre and the discipline than by their L1 and cultural backgrounds.
Several approaches to the concept of fatherhood present in Western sociological tradition are analyzed and compared: biological determinism, social constructivism and biosocial theory. The problematics of fatherhood and men’s parental practices is marginalized in modern Russian social research devoted to family and this fact makes the traditional inequality in family relations, when the father’s role is considered secondary compared to that of mother, even stronger. However, in Western critical men’s studies several stages can be outlined: the development of “sex roles” paradigm (biological determinism), the emergence of the hegemonic masculinity concept, inter-disciplinary stage (biosocial theory). According to the approach of biological determinism, the role of a father is that of the patriarch, he continues the family line and serves as a model for his ascendants. Social constructivism looks into man’s functions in the family from the point of view of masculine pressure and establishing hegemony over a woman and children. Biosocial theory aims to unite the biological determinacy of fatherhood with social, cultural and personal context. It is shown that these approaches are directly connected with the level of the society development, marriage and family perceptions, the level of egality of gender order.
This article is talking about state management and cultural policy, their nature and content in term of the new tendency - development of postindustrial society. It mentioned here, that at the moment cultural policy is the base of regional political activity and that regions can get strong competitive advantage if they are able to implement cultural policy successfully. All these trends can produce elements of new economic development.