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ERIC Number: EJ896914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Books Only Got Us so Far: The Need for Multi-Genre Inquiry
Jewett, Pamela
Educational Action Research, v18 n3 p337-347 Sep 2010
This study examines the instructional steps I took, based on gaps between what was happening in a graduate literacy class I taught and what I had intended to happen. This study describes the ways that I re-imagined the class and what came about when I created a pedagogical approach that featured multi-genre inquiry. I define inter-discursivity as a signal of learning (i.e. when traces of language from one genre spill over into the language of other genres), and I searched for examples of this overlapping language in data. In doing so, I found that the multi-genre approach led to moments of inter-discursivity as teachers extended their understandings by appropriating language from one genre into another.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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