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Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada
On-line version ISSN 1984-6398
ARAUJO, Júlio César and DIEB, Messias. Authorship and deontology: mediation of ethical principles and literacy practices in academic writing using a virtual forum. Rev. bras. linguist. apl. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp. 83-104. Epub Aug 14, 2012. ISSN 1984-6398. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-63982012005000001.
This article analyzes the use of a virtual forum as an option for the interaction between professors, students and fellows in two undergraduate programs at the Federal University of Ceará - Brazil: a) Literature and Languages and b) Pedagogy, respectively. The question investigated is: How can the interaction on the virtual forum improve the learning of academic text production and promote the construction of a deontological conscience inherent to this activity? The results showed that, in the virtual environment, the students discussed their difficulties related to academic writing and discovered themselves as authors of scientific articles and research projects, avoiding the undue appropriation of ideas of other people, and establishing cooperative and respectful relationships concerning the difficulties of writing of the other students. Thus, the forum has represented an additional possibility in the exploitation of contents in both courses, enriching the respectful interaction, the literacies and the self-confidence of the students.
Keywords : literacy; learning; virtual forum; virtual interaction; academic writing.