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Hendrickson, Brian – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Institutions of postsecondary education, and the field of writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines (WAC/WID) in particular, need to do more to trouble learning paradigms that employ writing only in service to particular disciplines, only in traditional learning environments, and only in particular languages, or in service to an overly…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Organizations, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lee, Sohui; Carpenter, Russell – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In this article, the authors explore the corpus of literature on creative thinking and applied creativity in higher education to help composition teacher-scholars and writing center practitioners improve the application of creativity in written, visual, and multimodal composing practices. From studies of creative thinking investigated across…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Creativity
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Odom, Mary Lou – Across the Disciplines, 2013
The writing across the curriculum movement has rightfully gained recognition as a transformative force in how teachers conceive of, use, and assign writing in their classes throughout various disciplines. Drawing on data from the first three years of an ongoing study of faculty "WAC fellows" at a large, comprehensive state university,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Processes, Reading Assignments, Reading Writing Relationship
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Fortanet-Gómez, Immaculada – Across the Disciplines, 2011
After the harmonization process carried out in Spanish higher education following the Bologna Declaration, many universities have decided to introduce English as the language of instruction for some studies. From 2010, the new study programmes have been implemented, and there is an urgency to define what is meant by "teaching in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Course Content
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Harbord, John – Across the Disciplines, 2010
This paper investigates the development of writing initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, an area where prior to 1989, writing in universities played a very minor role. Using data gathered from eight institutions that currently have writing programs of some sort, I identify three typical paths writing initiatives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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McLeod, Susan H. – Across the Disciplines, 2008
In this Plenary Address given at the 9th IWAC Conference in 2008, Susan McLeod (who started her first WAC program in 1982) speculates about the future of the WAC movement. She focuses on four issues: The changing nature of communication and the cultural lag in assignment design, the question of who is in charge of the program, the ascendancy of…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Samuels, Robert – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Many recent authors have examined the new role that Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) programs are playing in the rethinking of academic culture and discourse at contemporary universities. In this essay, the author argues that the WAC movement is centered on an understanding of knowledge as being intertextual, interdisciplinary, dialogical,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Postmodernism, Academic Discourse
Hatcher, Donald; Brown, Tony; Gariglietti, Kelli P. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Notes limitations of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Suggests that should these weaknesses be addressed, teachers of critical thinking would do well to incorporate REBT into their critical thinking courses. Relates that A. Ellis has suggested that the future of REBT is in integrating it into the educational curriculum as a way of…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Counseling, Critical Thinking
Fawkes, Don; Adajian, Tom; Flage, Dan; Hoeltzel, Steven; Knorpp, Bill; O'Meara, Bill; Weber, Dave – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Examines the content of the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal exam (1980). Finds the content of this exam defective in a number of areas. Notes that the exam creates confusion and makes basic errors in critical thinking, and therefore, lacks content quality in these areas. Recommends the use of several tests, rather than one. (SG)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Test Reviews, Test Selection
Mashalidis, Steve – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Underlines the need for teaching morals and values through critical reflection and active genuine dialogue. Argues for a pedagogy of dialogue within educational institutions, creation of multi-dimensional learning environments for the cultivation and dissemination of intersubjective understandings of diverse moral worldviews, use of intellectual…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Ethics, Higher Education
Williams, Robert L.; Worth, Stephen L. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Addresses the definition, assessment, predictive validity, demographic correlates, and promotion of critical thinking at the college level. Considers how although critical thinking potentially serves both as a predictor of college success and as a criterion of success, its greater utility may be as a predictor. (SG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Higher Education
Fawkes, Don – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Enlists classic contributions to epistemology and a theory of social rationality in pursuit of a principle of reasoning, and then turns to uses and merits of the principle in inquiry across disciplines and subjects. Argues for the principle in the context of classic approaches to epistemology and then considers it in a classic approach to social…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Epistemology, Higher Education, Inquiry
Flage, Daniel E. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Considers how a dispute arose among philosophers and rhetoricians at a university regarding what counts as critical thinking and who is "really" teaching it. Shows the dispute was verbal, since each side assigned different meanings to the key terms "argument" and "truth." Argues cases in which verbal disputes…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse
Mejia D., Andres – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Elaborates on some elements of special relevance for critical analysis. Considers how an understanding of interpretation and beliefs as inherently holistic suggests that interpretation involves the recognition of alternatives, and that therefore assessment involves their comparison. Suggests that the consideration of alternatives is inevitable in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education
Marcio, Jaime J. – Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines, 2001
Considers how Richard Rorty argues that inquiry is completely different from creativity. Argues that in the pragmatic theory of inquiry as conceived by the early Charles Peirce, the novel and the familiar are so intimate with one another that Rorty's distinction turns out to be overdrawn and untenable. (SG)
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education
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