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ERIC Number: ED442107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Genres Made Real: Genre Theory as Pedagogy, Method, and Content.
Fosen, Chris
All styles of genre research share an attention to particular features of texts in use. The question is, however, how to teach genre. This paper first reviews what seem to be two opposed theories of teaching genre. After arguing that to differing extents both theories rely upon a transmission model of teaching, the paper then discusses attempts to teach genre as a tool for student-initiated research in a writing internship course. It states that the class sessions provided useful content and invention strategies for later reflection and critique because genre theory became a language tried on in class--in many ways like the discourse students were trying on at their internships. The paper suggests that in the future students might be asked if they feel any tension between the abstract principles of rhetoric they learn in class and the situated, practical knowledge they learn on site. Contains 15 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A