This report draws on four teacher-researchers’ year long collaboration in planning, teaching and researching a business letter writing programme at the tertiary level. The authors will examine the design of the programme, highlight insights leading to the revamping of the programme and discuss issues related to the integration of teaching and research dimensions. The report focuses on two major themes of the project. After a brief description of the background of the research, we will discuss the purpose and focus of, and rationale behind the writing programme. Two essential aspects of the action research will also be addressed. One aspect is the research process itself, using the essential elements of planning, experimenting, evaluating, reflecting and recycling to improve the writing programme. Outcomes and insights of the research are also discussed. We will reflect on the teaching of writing and discuss what we learned about teacher research and other key issues uncovered by the research.
|Title of host publication||Case studies of improving teaching and learning from the Action Learning Project|
|Publisher||Action Learning Project|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1997|
Bibliographical noteReport presented at the Action Learning Project Conference, 30 November 1996, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
ISBN of the source publication: 9789623672214
YU, W. Y. A., FOO, K. L. P., NG, W. Y. I., & LAW, L. Y. L. (1997). A final report on the training of effective business writers. In Case studies of improving teaching and learning from the Action Learning Project (pp. 251-261). Action Learning Project. http://cei.ust.hk/files/public/vust02251-261.pdf