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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Auckland)
Memberships and Affiliations:
Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC)
Master of Arts (Applied Language Study)
Master of Professional Language Studies - Language Teaching
Bachelor of Arts (English and New Media)
Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)
Discourse Analysis (multi-perspectived and mixed methodological approaches)
Art and Design Education
Current Research Projects:
Currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy at Macquarie University (Sydney) which explores the linguistic and rhetorical characteristics of the 'brief' genre, its conditions of production and reception, and how these impact on and discursively facilitate student creative action.
This research is being supervised by Professor Emeritus Christopher N. Candlin.
Dellar, H. & Hocking, D. (2000). Innovations / Innovations teachers’ book Hove: Language Teaching Publications.
Dellar, H., Walkley, A. & Hocking, D. (2004). Innovations pre-Intermediate Boston: Heinle Thompson
Hocking, D. (2011). The discursive construction of creativity as work in a tertiary art and design environment. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice 7(2) 235-255
Hocking, D and Fieldhouse, W. (2011). Implementing academic literacies in practice. New Zealand Journal of Education Studies, 46 (1) 35-47
Hocking, D. & Toh, G. (2010). EAP writing: Reflections on divergent perceptions and expectations among tutors and students. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching, 12. 161-184
Toh, G. & Hocking, D. (2010) Good idea and opinion seem not important: Reflections on students’ conceptualisations of academic writing. TESOL Journal 3, 49-63
Hocking, D. (2003). The genre of the postgraduate exegesis in art and design: An ethnographic examination. Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics 8(2): 54-77.
Turner, J. & Hocking, D. (2004). Synergy in art and language: positioning the language specialist in contemporary fine arts study. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education 3(3) 149-162
International conference presentations
Hocking, D. (2011). The brief genre and the facilitation of creative activity. Genre Variation in English Academic Communication: Emerging Trends and Disciplinary Insights. An International Conference hosted by CERLIS. University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.
Hocking, D. (2010). The discursive construction of creativity as work: facilitating creative practice in the tertiary art and design studio. Second Conference of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association, Petaling Jaya Hilton Hotel, Selangor, Malaysia.
Hocking, D. (2006) Negotiating an emergent disciplinary genre: An ethnographic examination. Joint AAAL & ACLA/CAAL Conference, Hotel Hyatt Montreal. Montreal, Canada.
Hocking, D & Fieldhouse, W. (2003) Academic literacies in visual communication: uniting content and language to develop critical literacies in western visual arts education. International Conference of Language, Education and Diversity, Waikato University, Hamilton.
Hocking, D. (2002) The visual arts dissertation: A socio-historical analysis of an emerging genre situated at the nexus of modern and post modern cultural trends. Knowledge and Discourse 2, University of Hong Kong.
Hocking, D. (2001). The genre of the visual arts dissertation. Summer Colloquium. English Language Institute, University of Michigan.
Hocking, D. (2000). The citation in arts and humanities writing: a genre analysis and pedagogy. CLESOL, Auckland.
Hocking, D. (1999). The visual arts dissertation: a genre analysis located in rhetorical frameworks. International Language for Specific Purposes Forum, Charles University, Prague.
Hocking, D. (1998). Reading texts and the argument construct: using citations effectively. British Association of Lecturers for Academic Purposes, Professional Interest Meeting. Glasgow University, Glasgow.
- Auckland University of Technology, Distinguished Teaching Award (2003).
- Morley Scholarship (2001) English Language Institute, University of Michigan, USA. Investigating socio-historic contexts of postgraduate fine arts writing.