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ERIC Number: ED446701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Teaching Writing: Socially Designed and Consensus Oriented.
Wynn, Evelyn Shepherd; Cadet, Lorraine Page; Pendleton, Ernesta Parker
This paper describes the design and orientation of a collaborative writing model for culturally diverse college students, noting that collaborative writing has grown in popularity in recent years because of its success in engaging diverse students more fully in the writing process. The model is premised on a socially designed and consensus oriented approach which is achieved through teacher and student self-disclosure. It is intended to help instructors understand the importance of being culturally responsive when teaching writing. Collaborative writing approaches for culturally diverse students include: peer tutoring, peer editing, co-authoring, combining the previous three methods, workshopping, and knowledge making. The model proposes to change the traditional image of the student and the teacher during the writing process. The paper notes implications for further research and concludes that while studies have produced mixed results concerning the benefits of peer response groups, they have definitely influenced the move away from traditional pedagogical methods in today's classrooms at all levels. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A