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ERIC Number: EJ1005877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1515
Writing Is Thinking: Using Writing to Teach Science
Greenstein, George
Astronomy Education Review, v12 n1 p010401-1-010401-7 Dec 2013
I discuss a pedagogical strategy in which we ask students to write about science. Such writing is to be done regularly and often, in class and out of class, in the format of brief "letters to a friend" and longer essays. The goal of this technique is not to teach students how to write; it is to use their writing to help them learn the science. Such exercises can be helpful even if the instructor never reads the students' compositions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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