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ERIC Number: EJ776205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Ways of Knowing, Doing, and Writing in the Disciplines
Carter, Michael
College Composition and Communication, v58 n3 p385-418 Feb 2007
One way of helping faculty understand the integral role of writing in their various disciplines is to present disciplines as ways of doing, which links ways of knowing and writing in the disciplines. Ways of doing identified by faculty are used to describe broader generic and disciplinary structures, metagenres, and metadisciplines. The author first explores the ties that link ways of knowing, doing, and writing in the disciplines and describes a procedure to guide faculty in identifying ways of doing in their disciplines. Next, the author places these ways of knowing, doing, and writing in the context of North American genre theory, particularly as applied by Carolyn R. Miller, Charles Bazerman, and David R. Russell. Finally, this project is placed within a critique of the modern university and its disciplinary structures of knowledge and consider the idea of knowing, doing, and writing in the disciplines as a basis for postdisciplinary inquiry. Appended are sample program outcome documents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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