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ERIC Number: ED103876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 13
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Reclaiming the Imagination.
Berthoff, Ann E.
This paper discusses several definitions of "intelligence" and "mind," concluding that the composing process which involves writing words requires the same acts of mind as the composing process by which we make sense of the world. Based on this assumption, several objectives are offered for developing composition courses for students with learning and language difficulties: students must learn to generate chaos, as the composing process requires choice and chaos is the source of alternatives; after this, students must learn how to emerge from chaos through the ordering process; and students must question and examine their processes of perception in order to differentiate, compare, and classify. It is these processes of definition and formation which encourage the use of language as a speculative instrument and make learning possible. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College and Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, March 13-15, 1975)