Using threshold concepts for testing disciplinary discourse literacy
Paper in proceedings, 2016
Responsible Action: International Higher Education Writing Research Exchange
Is a pre-publication workshop for international research at CCCC and texts are screened by the organisers and subsequently discussed among participants for further revision or new research directions.
This text and the study is is drawn from focuses on the threshold concept 'reactive power' and the how students of electrical power engineering (MSc) articulate their understanding of it in conversations. The articulation of the threshold concept is at times very difficult to understand for supervisors and at times indicative of significant misunderstanding.