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ERIC Number: EJ846373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Sustainable Development: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally in the Writing Classroom
Goggin, Peter; Waggoner, Zach
Composition Studies, v33 n2 p45-67 Fall 2005
This essay argues for sustainability--a course of action and a mindset that meets the needs of the present while being conscious of, and not compromising the needs of, the future--as a robust focus teaching first-year composition. The essay describes a course designed to respond to calls by composition scholars to reimagine pedagogical designs for writing instruction based on the concept of sustainability. This revisioning is addressed through the pedagogical design of the New London Group's four tenets of multiliteracy. Included in the essay are an account of the authors' experiences in implementing and teaching the course along with excerpts from students' discussions and observations on sustainability and writing.
Texas Christian University. TCU Department of English 297270, 2800 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Tel: 817-257-6895; Fax: 817-257-6238; e-mail: compositionstudies@tcu.edu; Web site: http://www. compositionstudies.tcu.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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