Methodology in EAP: still an overlooked issue?

Bell, Douglas (2021) Methodology in EAP: still an overlooked issue? Working Paper. N/A. (Submitted)

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Abstract

In 2003 it was suggested that insufficient attention had been paid to methodology and pedagogy in EAP and that there had been an over-emphasis on the ‘what’ at the possible expense of the ‘how’. While conferences and other professional events have gone some way towards addressing this issue, in terms of EAP journal outputs, as a survey of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes (JEAP) shows, not very much seems to have changed. The pages of JEAP still suggest a dearth of research interest in issues related to EAP methodology. This reflective paper argues that much greater prominence needs to be given to pedagogical matters in EAP, not least because teaching still accounts for the bulk of what most EAP practitioners do. The paper further suggests that the transfer of methodology and pedagogy from General ELT to EAP should be considered more critically than has hitherto been the case.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: methodology; pedagogy; teaching approaches; transfer from ELT to EAP
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education
University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of English
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2021 07:18
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 07:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/65095

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