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ERIC Number: ED458592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 287
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-5040-6
Writing Inventions: Identities, Technologies, Pedagogies.
DeWitt, Scott Lloyd
The increasing role of computer technology in the classroom has left many teachers searching for resources that will make sense of complex theories and provide them with practical pedagogical direction. Offering instructional stories, histories, and classroom applications, this book connects the theoretical aspirations of the field with the craft of innovative composition instruction. Focusing on issues of "invention," the book explores "writing inventions"--the computer technology that students use to research, read, create, and compose. According to the book, however, "invention" also refers to the collection of processes that lead to what is not yet known: topics for writing, personal and professional identities, and new pedagogies. The book also outlines methods for teaching invention using the World Wide Web, arguing that the Web allows students and teachers to see into each other's learning processes. In the end, it tells stories--instructional accounts of computers and teaching writing that balance theory and practice. The book is divided into the following chapters: Introduction: Inventing Ourselves; (1) Inventing Invention; (2) Inventing Discussions, Inventing Pedagogies; (3) Inventing Hypertext Reading; (4) Inventing Hypertext Writing; and (5) Inventing Scenes. (Contains 4 figures and an approximately 180-item bibliography.) (NKA)
State University of New York Press, 90 State St, Suite 700, Albany, NY 12207 (paperback: ISBN-0-7914-5040-6, $22.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7914-5039-2, $68.50). E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.