Skip to content

Theory & research


Tip sheets

These resources on ‘Theory and Research’ are a starting point for further reading in the area of teaching in the higher education sector. They provide a list of references and a brief outline of the main ideas influencing teaching, particularly as it relates to the development of language and academic skills.

Language and academic skills: Relevant ideas (PDF 593KB)
This tip sheet provides a useful guide to: the meanings of terms used when discussing language and academic skills; experts in the field; government standards; a list of influential articles on language development.

List of references (PDF 321KB)
This list provides a variety of references that have been influential in the area of language development and its importance to tertiary education.