ERIC Number: ED317527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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A Conceptual Framework for Using Writing To Help Preservice Teachers Integrate the Knowledge Base.
Stover, Lois T.
The current "Writing Across the Curriculum" movement so prevalent in the public schools is based upon the premise that writing is a powerful tool for assisting learning, from the processing of facts through the creating of personal judgments. The "writing to learn" literature draws heavily on research in the fields of learning theory and cognitive processing to support the conception of writing as a teaching strategy. A conceptual framework designed to explicate how writing can be utilized effectively across the teacher education curriculum has been developed. Disciplines as diverse as philosophy and anthropology, information about what students in teacher education perceive as problems with their current education, and research on the writing/thinking connection have contributed to the development of the framework. This document discusses this development, including a description of the conceptualization of the teaching act on which it is based, presents some specific and detailed writing activities useful in a variety of education courses, and discusses the implications for future research of the conceptual framework prsented. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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