The University of Auckland
AW as Lang Barrier_Framework_AnaMBenton_2020_BROCHURE_3_panel.pdf (574.63 kB)

Academic Writing as a Language Barrier. A Learning Framework

Download (574.63 kB)
posted on 2021-08-13, 03:58 authored by Ana María Benton ZavalaAna María Benton Zavala
This brochure is part of project made possible through the CLeaR Fellowship 2020 at The University of Auckland.

Based on a self-reflective and critical inquiry into my own writing development and on the notion of voice, I designed an Academic Writing Learning Framework with a decolonial view that might be an invitation to rethink some university assumptions and expectations that can be reproducing social inequities.

After experiencing academic writing as a language barrier in my own doctoral journey and struggling to find my own voice, I completed my doctorate and experienced a shift in perspective on students’ identity and students’ voice, which also affected my view on the learning opportunities we could provide for the development of academic writing. This personal experience was the origin of the research project; the need to overcome the struggle, develop awareness and agency.


The Schuler Educational Enhancement and Development (SEED) Fund for Innovation in Teaching



University of Auckland