Nick Pilcher
Nick Pilcher

Dr Nick Pilcher

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Dr. Nick Pilcher has taught in Japan, Singapore, Argentina, and in Scotland since 2001.

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What Is The ‘Academic Purpose’ Of ‘English’ In ‘English For Academic Purposes’?

Book Chapter
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2017)
What Is The ‘Academic Purpose’ Of ‘English’ In ‘English For Academic Purposes’?. In L. Tuen Wong, & W. Lam Wong (Eds.), Teaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes: Current Research and PracticesNova Science Publishers
In this chapter, we suggest abandoning the current form of EAP for a form of EAP that is actively explorative of and taught within individual subject contexts. We argue that f...

A holistic framework to embed good company practice for customer retention

Journal Article
McCrory, B., Pilcher, N., & McMillan, J. (2017)
A holistic framework to embed good company practice for customer retention. The TQM magazine, 29(2), 257-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-11-2015-0139
Purpose: To detail a holistic practice based guiding framework for improving customer retention, which helps companies instil a customer service culture through encouraging th...

Assessing the shipping in the Northern Sea Route: a qualitative approach

Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Assessing the shipping in the Northern Sea Route: a qualitative approach. Maritime Business Review, 2(4), 389-409. https://doi.org/10.1108/mabr-06-2017-0013
Purpose-The Northern Sea Route (NSR) could become viable in the near future. If this happens it will radically reducey impact upon sailing times and distances current routes a...

‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’

Journal Article
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’. Language and Intercultural Communication, 18(1), 125-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1400510
In this paper, we problematise a competence-oriented reflective approach to intercultural education by drawing on four students’ reflective essays about their experiential lea...

Should we teach from materials developed with corpus linguistics?

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Should we teach from materials developed with corpus linguistics?. English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group Journal,
In our presentation for the IATEFL ESP-SIG in Athens our intention was to create ‘wobble’ and genuine dialogue around the issue of the importance of ‘context’ in relation to ...

Can we really measure the impact of port governance reform?

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., & Tseng, P. (2017)
Can we really measure the impact of port governance reform?. Maritime Policy and Management, 44(8), 981-994. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2017.1380318
Approaches by governments to reforming the way in which ports are governed is critical to how ports operate and fulfil their roles, and much research is devoted to investigati...

Academic literacies: the word is not enough

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Academic literacies: the word is not enough. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2017.1360270
For Academic Literacies, the world is textually mediated; written texts and what informs them reveal elements such as subject-discipline practices. Furthermore, multi-modaliti...

The fall and rise of experiential construction and engineering education: decoupling and recoupling practice and theory

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Pilcher, N., Tennant, S., Murray, M., Craig, N., & Copping, A. (2017)
The fall and rise of experiential construction and engineering education: decoupling and recoupling practice and theory. Higher Education Pedagogies, 2(1), 79-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2017.1338530
From the mid-20th C., construction and engineering pedagogy and curricula have moved from long-held traditional experiential apprenticeship approaches to one ostensibly decoup...

A 'third space' perspective on intercultural dialogue

Presentation / Conference
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2017, June)
A 'third space' perspective on intercultural dialogue. Paper presented at 17th International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) annual conference - Interrogating the 'Third Space': Negotiating meaning and performing 'culture', Edinburgh Napier University
No abstract available.

Maintaining and researching port safety: a case study of the port of Kaohsiung

Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2017)
Maintaining and researching port safety: a case study of the port of Kaohsiung. European Transport Research Review, 9(34), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12544-017-0250-z
Maintaining port safety in full conformity with IMO standards is a requisite for every port and country. To do this, understanding the challenges and human factors involved is...

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