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Academic Literacy, 7.5 ECTS

Akademisk litteracitet, 7,5 hp


This course aims at helping doctoral students develop their academic literacy skills in general, and in relation to the different academic genres particular to their specific areas of educational research. During the course students will learn to authoritatively present and communicate their research in writing, in dialogue with the scholarly community and society in general, in both national and international contexts. The doctoral students’ individual coursework will render a clear and well thought out strategy for academic publication in relation to the aims of their research. The maximum number of course participants is limited to 20. Students from the Department of Education are given priority in this course.

The course is divided into three parts involving different forms of assessment. The brief descriptions for each of the parts are shown below and the detailed time schedule and content will be given by each facilitator before starting each part of the course.

Part 1 (Autumn term with two parts): Academic Literacy, Rhetoric and Genres (3 ECTS) & The Publications Strategy (3 ECTS)

1.1 Academic Literacy, Rhetoric and Genres. 3 ECTS: Doctoral candidates will work together in small study groups focusing particularly on writing presented in varying formats, styles and research genres, such as the abstract, the article, the monograph, the academic paper, a research overview or the book chapter. This component runs over the first two months during the autumn term and provides doctoral students with two short feedback session opportunities at two workshops, incorporating individual written work and feedback on a selection of the written assignments handed in throughout the course. The format of the formative and summative course assessment incorporates peer learning and peer assessment.

1.2 The Publication Strategy. 3 ECTS: This part of the course runs over the last two months during the autumn term with two face-to-face seminars. The purpose of this component is to allow doctoral students to apply their knowledge and skills of academcy writing developed from the earlier 1.1. part (the first two month of the autmn term) of the course to their own PhD project research aiming for dissemination at conferences and journal articles.

Part 2 (Spring term): How do I get Published. 1,5 ECTS This part of the course invites doctoral candidates to reflect on aspects relating to what matters in communicating research effectively. The course includes three seminars centering on different aspects of getting published: "Strategies for getting published", "The Do's and Don't's in Academic Publishing" and "Joint discussion of publication strategies".

Part 3 (Autumn term): Meeting your Supervisors and Aiming for your 50% Seminar
The third part of the course is to let doctoral candidates meet with their supervisors to apply what they have learned from the course during the past year and aim for their 50% seminar of their PhD projects. There is no limit of the time plan for the third part, since it depends very much on each doctoral student’s research percentage and progress of the research project. The focus of this part is to write up an explicit publication plan in relation to the individual PhD project outlining how each PhD project’s research area and how the research project will be disseminated in different fora including journals and/or conferences. Presenting the publication plan at the 50% seminar and getting feedback from the readers.

Study Period:

Autumn 2020 (part 1)
Spring 2021 (part 2)

Form of Studies: Week 36-50, part 1 (25%)
Week 13-20, part 2 (25%)
Language of Instruction: English
Entry Requirements: The course is only offered to PhD students at the Department of Education. Maximum number of participants is 20 and the minimum is 5.
Application: The application period opened April 30th and will close August 17th
Sign up Here: Click here to sign up
Additional Information: Part 2, How do I get published, 1,5 ECTS starts Spring 2021
Schedule: Available in June 2020
Course Instructions  
Course Instructors: Cormac Mc Grath, Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren and Max Scheja
Contact: For more information about administrative issues, please e-mail: forskarutbildning@edu.su.se


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Carina Carlhed
Studierektor forskarnivå
Tfn: 08-16 3087

Christina Edelbring
Tfn: 08-16 3650
E-post: forskarutbildning@edu.su.se

Emma West
Tfn: 08-16 3976
E-post: forskarutbildning@edu.su.se