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ERIC Number: ED176319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning the Uses of Chaos.
Berthoff, Ann E.
This paper addresses the issue of learning to write and the need for defining a means of teaching the process of composing. Following a description of what kind of process writing is not, the composing process is presented as a continuum of making meaning out of a chaos of images, half-truths, remembrances, and syntactic fragments. The discovery teaching methods of K. Koch, S. Ashton-Warner, and P. Freire are cited and a theory of interpretive paraphrase--the means by which meanings are hypothesized, identified, developed, modified, discarded or stabilized--is suggested as a method of teaching students how to think critically and how to edit their own writing. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (12th, Ottawa, Canada, May 8-11, 1979)