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ERIC Number: ED399534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-26
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Cross Talk: Opening Disciplinary Boundaries for Faculty and Students Alike.
Kirscht, Judy
This paper begins with "insider" voices from disciplines that students in a writing program rarely encounter. As background, the paper muses on the theoretical and pedagogical potential of studying and understanding the rhetoric of inquiry in other disciplines as a way of arriving at a social constructionist view of knowledge. The paper notes that there is value in making faculty and students participants in conversations across disciplines and having them immerse themselves in the research processes that give rise to and shape the discourse of various fields. The paper focuses on the research process courses that students may take at either the sophomore or upper division level to satisfy the second quarter of the University of California, Santa Barbara's 2-quarter composition requirement. The paper points out that these are not courses in the research paper, but rather courses in the research process and the nature of disciplines. According to the paper, students begin by reading interviews that were conducted with faculty of different disciplines; then, in this section of the course, the students learn to move from a position or an interest to a research question. In the second section, the paper states, students learn how to research a question driven by library research; in the third section, students explore methodology, such as qualitative and quantitative research, field studies, or in-depth interviews. The paper contains illustrative comments which show student efforts in each of the sections of the course. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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