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ERIC Number: ED309446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Peer-Response Groups: Answering the Critique.
Jeske, Jeff
The peer-group method of composition instruction represents the quintessence of the "environmental" mode of teaching which brings teacher, student, and materials more nearly into balance. Responding to recent criticisms of peer-response groups, a model was developed to establish a middle course, balancing (1) philosophical stances; (2) individual, group, and teacher power; (3) types of response; and (4) text-specific and general learning. The operational plan for working through a student-written paper consists of four specific stages: preparation, group editing, post-editing, and debriefing. Students develop a metacognitive awareness of their learning-in-progress and demonstrably improve their writing using this plan. Different internal capabilities are called on, exercised, intertwined, all under the scrutiny of the critical, self-aware eye. (An edit guide, agenda for group discussion, and 20 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A