ERIC Number: ED438555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
The Role of Intuition in the Design of the Freshman Composition Curriculum.
Intuition is a mode of thinking based more on sense and instinct than on logic and reason. It is somewhat suspect ability because it undermines our faith in reason and empirical research. But intuition can play a valid role in the design of the freshman composition curriculum. As a stereotypically feminine attribute, it complements current learning theory and is especially relevant in composition studies where women are well-represented. Moreover, philosophers and psychologists have validated the efficacy of intuitive decision-making. Intuition will not replace, but can complement, the roles of theory, research, and experience in curriculum design. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A