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Green, Andrew; Ellis, Viv; Simecek, Karen – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
Jerome Bruner's experiment over 30 years ago suggested that imaginative literature had greater affordances for the "subjunctification" of experience by those who heard it read aloud than did transactional prose such as a news article. By "subjunctification", Bruner meant the capacity to use the resource (the short story, for…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading
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Ellis, Viv – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
The continuing instability of Education as a discipline is examined against renewed arguments for its "disciplinary" status. Teacher education in particular is seen as Marjorie Garber's concept of "discipline envy" to propose a more positive relationship between disciplines that might work for the good of teacher education.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Philosophy
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Burgess, Tony; Ellis, Viv; Roberts, Sarah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
James Moffett's "Teaching the Universe of Discourse" set out an agenda for the study of development in writing, which influenced James Britton's work in the UK. Subsequently, however, the work of both these thinkers was largely set aside in the approach to writing taken by national strategies in England. In this article, we trace the…
Descriptors: Discourse Modes, Discourse Analysis, Writing Strategies, Educational History