DECODING OF ACADEMIC CONTENT BY THE 1st GRADE STUDENTS

  • Kamil Błaszczyński Faculty of Sociology, University of Wrocław,Koszarowa 3, 51-149
  • Jacek Gulanowski Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Wrocławul. J.Wł. Dawida 1, 50-527 Wrocław
  • Grzegorz Kozdraś University of Wrocław, Faculty of Social SciencesUl. Koszarowa 3, 51-149 Wrocław
Keywords: academic language, decoding, higher education, university, academic teaching

Abstract

In the paper a comparatistic study conducted on the 1st grade students of sociology and pedagogy is discussed. The study was focused on the language skills of students. The most important skills tested were the abilities to decode academic content. The study show that the student have very poor language skills of decoding the academic content on every level of its complexity. They have also noticable problems with the definition of basic academic terms. The significance of gained results are high because of the innovational topic and character of the study, which was the first such study conducted on students of a Polish university. Results are also valuable for academic teachers who are interested in such problems as efefctive communication with students. 

Author Biographies

Kamil Błaszczyński, Faculty of Sociology, University of Wrocław,Koszarowa 3, 51-149

PhD student

scientific interests: sociology of higher education

Jacek Gulanowski, Faculty of Pedagogy, University of Wrocławul. J.Wł. Dawida 1, 50-527 Wrocław

PhD, assistant professor

scientific interests: Comics and Graphic Novels, Family, and Fatherhood

Grzegorz Kozdraś, University of Wrocław, Faculty of Social SciencesUl. Koszarowa 3, 51-149 Wrocław

Acomplished PhD studies in Sociology. Currently appointed as assistant profesor on University of Wrocław in Faculty of Social Sciences. Scientific interest focused on sociology of adolescents, sociology of education and urban sociology.

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Published
2017-07-10
How to Cite
Błaszczyński, K., Gulanowski, J., & Kozdraś, G. (2017). DECODING OF ACADEMIC CONTENT BY THE 1st GRADE STUDENTS. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(1), 35-61. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs20171.35.61