ERIC Number: ED220857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Modern British and American Literature: A View through Writing and the Disciplines.
Slavin, Ann Marie
A senior English course at Padua Academy (Delaware) is going to be taught through an interdisciplinary approach that involves as many faculty members as possible, stresses the teaching of the writing process, and reinforces the concept that writing is not just for the English class. Speaker presentations by members of other departments will be followed by writing assignments that will allow the students to choose topics in areas of interest to them and will also provide an opportunity for them to enrich their background in many areas, thus encouraging a wide range of literacy. Writing will be taught as process, with the prewriting stage, the need to find the best mode for structuring writing, and directive comments in response to student writing (peer review, teacher conferences, multiple drafts, and self-evaluation) being particularly stressed. As a work in progress, the course still may need to be modified after its implementation. Utilizing the services of a consultant from Beaver College, cooperating with a local college, and restructuring the interdisciplinary approach for freshman classes are other possibilities. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 1982).