Literatura y lingüística
versión ISSN 0716-5811
NEIRA MARTINEZ, Angie y FERREIRA CABRERA, Anita. Academic writing: an effective methodological model based on tasks and cooperative learning . Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2011, n.24, pp. 143-159. ISSN 0716-5811. doi: 10.4067/S0716-58112011000200008.
The relevance of academic literacy and its development through efficient methodologies have been recognized and considered an important need by higher education institutions. Bearing this in mind, the purpose of this study is to propose a methodological model that enables university students to produce structurally and linguistically adequate academic reports. In order to validate its effectiveness, such methodology was tested in an experimental pre-test/post-test control group longitudinal research design. The findings suggest that the learning of a complex and conventional textual structure, as well as its social function, is possible by adopting tasks in a cooperative environment.
Palabras clave : academic report; writing; language teaching; task based learning; cooperative learning.