Faculty of Psychology

Academic writing from bachelor to PhD

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Interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Bergen, Norway

Solstrand Fjord Hotel 7.-8. October 2010

Registration deadline July 15

 This is a conference for all teachers and administrators in higher education who are concerned with improving students’ writing competence.

Plenary sessions address issues that are of common concern across disciplines:

  • Writing - a key competence from Humboldt to Bologna
  • Feedback
  • Argumentation in academic texts –different disciplinary traditions
  • Deterring plagiarism

Keynote speakers – international top expertise on these topics:  

  • Professor Otto Kruse, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Professor Dai Hounsell, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Professor Richard Andrews, London Institute of Education, England
  • Principal Lecturer Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes University, England
  • Lotte Rienecker and Peter Stray Jørgensen, Copenhagen University, Denmark

How to systematically and effectively build writing competence in the disciplines will be explored and discussed in three parallel conference sections:

  • Writing in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Writing in the Natural Sciences
  • Writing in Law

Poster presentations from participants welcome!

For more information go to main conference page



 Chair of Conference committee: Professor Olga Dysthe, University of Bergen, Norway