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ERIC Number: ED444174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-27
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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The Dialogic Instructor: Co-Teaching across the Disciplines.
Jankiewicz, Henry
This paper explains that an interdepartmental writing across the curriculum course at Syracuse University was developed and proposed by a writing teacher and a professor of experimental psychology and psychopharmacology. The paper states that the course, Perspectives on Drug Experience, was to be offered in both writing and psychology and sought to involve students in discussion, argument, and discovery, incorporating writing as a vehicle for exploration, intellectual development, and the sharing of knowledge. It lays out the course in four units: (1) Reading, Discussing, Responding; (2) The Science of Drug Action; (3) Drug Users; and (4) Policy Debates. The paper relates that the course featured as its centerpiece dialogue over texts, problems, and issues and that an open discussion format took the participants through territory that a content course using writing-to-learn is unlikely to tread. It presents a discussion of some of the factors built into this environment, which seem to have been productive--they center around three themes: the diffusion of authority, the significant positioning of a rhetorical perspective, and the discussion forum as a collective setting. (Contains 6 notes and 13 references. Includes an attachment, "Ethos and the Play of Knowledge.") (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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