Developing Academic Writing in Undergraduate Nursing
An Embedded Co-Teaching Approach
Keywords:academic writing, co-teaching model, embedded approach, nursing students, multi-stage assessments, student support
This article outlines strategies that have been put in place in a nursing degree program with the aim of increasing student confidence regarding academic writing in the field of nursing. It introduces an embedded co-teaching approach and outlines how this approach is enacted in practice. Strategies are introduced, including class sessions, a three part multi-stage assignment, and the feedback systems being used. Issues identified in the literature with regard to academic writing in undergraduate study are discussed, and a case is put forward for the continued use of embedded discipline-specific classes for nursing and other students in higher education.
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