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ERIC Number: ED194900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What I Write Is Who I Am.
Chaplin, Miriam T.
If individuals react to realities in the environment in accord with societal norms, instructional strategies in writing must be devised with the learner in mind. Teachers of writing must be interested in the social realities surrounding their students as well as the level of intuitive development attained by them. Opportunities should be provided for groups of students to solve verbal problems in the classroom, for this will enhance their abilities to conceptualize personal ideas. Small and large group discussions prior to the completion of a writing assignment will allow students to test their hypotheses as they seek verifications. As the students' reactions to external events change as their perspectives change, teachers should ask the same questions and give the same assignments more than once. Too, if human beings have a creative capacity to represent reality to themselves, writing is a behavior which allows a part of the word to become a part of the personality. The fluid relationship between students' personalities and environmental realities is the ingredient which elaborates their perceptions as it creates an interplay between subjective and objective thought. (HOD)
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 Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980).