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ERIC Number: EJ1116404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-8
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Writing beyond the Curriculum: Transition, Transfer, and Transformation
Lettner-Rust, Heather G.; Tracy, Pamela J.; Booker, Susan L.; Kocevar-Weidinger, Elizabeth; Burges, Jená B.
Across the Disciplines, v4 Oct 2007
The authors describe how their institution revised its general education writing curriculum and how that change not only affected the university's approach to advanced composition but also transformed the roles and relationships among teachers, librarians, literacy practices, curricula, students, and the community. Part service-learning, part civic engagement, part student-directed research, and part interdisciplinary senior seminar, the course at the heart of the change combines a variation of writing-as-process with a substantial shift in writing-across-thecurriculum practices. The authors outline the course's establishment, discuss what various constituents have experienced, and argue for the transformation of higher education's mission from an instructional paradigm to a learning paradigm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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