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ERIC Number: EJ1051483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Screenwriting: A Strategy for the Improvement of Writing Instructional Practices (La escritura de guiones: una estrategia para mejorar las prácticas instruccionales de escritura)
Amado, Hernán
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v12 n2 p153-164 Oct 2010
This article presents a pedagogical experience that addresses the use of an instructional strategy called screenwriting aimed at improving the teaching of writing in an educational context. This pedagogical intervention took place in a private English language school, where three adult students willingly participated to create their own short scripts. The idea was to introduce and reinforce the importance of screenwriting to observe its usefulness in education. Students participated in writing workshops for a 3-month period. The workshops included the respective screenwriting theory and activities that helped them to achieve completion of their final stories. Students' final pieces proved that the writing instructional practices were enriching and beneficial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia