ERIC Number: ED221865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Firming-Up Core: A Collaborative Approach.
The Collaborative Probing Model (CPM) is a heuristic approach to writing across the disciplines that stresses discovery, process, and assessment. Faculty input will help the English department design an oral and written communication block that will be unified by a series of interdisciplinary videotaped presentations. CPM also uses flow charting techniques adapted from computer science to generate new approaches to organizing or redesigning other English courses. In this model, assessment is understood as first of all observing and then judging according to criteria that are individual, not product based. Presented on a form to be used collaboratively by students and teachers, assessment criteria would include: (1) clarity of focus, (2) adequate development of ideas, (3) clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs, (4) appropriate examples and evidence, (5) appropriate word choice, (6) varied sentence structure, and (7) appropriate punctuation and usage. Finally, journal writing enables students to get in touch with the wholeness of the writing process where they see themselves as a part of a larger community of writers. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Heuristic Methods; 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).