Theory into Practice: How Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory can support Psychology students' critical thinking and academic writing

  • Jo Kukuczka (Author)
  • Bogdan Tiritelnicu (Author)
  • Maunder, R. (Author)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


In this brief talk we will give an overview of a collaborative project exploring the feasibility of EAP instruction in Psychology classrooms. EAP has an established tradition of applying academic literacies across disciplines and brings many useful approaches that can be used with students to help them critically deconstruct texts and develop their writing. We investigate this through designing and delivering a theory- informed EAP intervention (co- delivered by a Psychology lecturer and EAP expert), and evaluating its effectiveness through student and tutor feedback, and assessment outcomes. Our findings will be used to explore further opportunities to embed EAP practices into disciplinary teaching.
Period27 Feb 2021
Event titleTransitions and Tribulations: EAP at the crossroads
Event typeConference
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational