Writing as a Learning Tool: Integrating Theory and Practice / Edition 1

Writing as a Learning Tool: Integrating Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Paivi Tynjala, Lucia Mason, K. Lonka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792369149

ISBN-13: 9780792369141

Pub. Date: 04/30/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

"This book is an important account of the current state of using writing as a tool for learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education, ranging from elementary school to higher education. It also puts the question into the…  See more details below

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"This book is an important account of the current state of using writing as a tool for learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education, ranging from elementary school to higher education. It also puts the question into the broader context of schooling and the society, including writing and modern technology. Writing as a Learning Tool is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers at all levels and all disciplines. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by the means of writing. It pictures writing being more than a mere skill. Writing is an act for making meaning and advancing thinking. This book provides inspiration and insight for everybody who wants to go beyond their current understanding of writing."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792369141
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Series:
Studies in Writing Series, #7
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue1
Writing as a Learning Tool: An Introduction7
Writing to Learn: One Theory, Two Rationales23
Writing, Learning and the Development of Expertise in Higher Education37
On the Ecology of Classroom Instruction: The Case of Writing in High School English and Social Studies57
Writing to Learn, Writing to Transfer83
Sequential Writing Tasks' Influence on Science Writing105
Note Taking and Essay Writing131
Portfolio: Integrating Writing, Learning and Assessment145
New Technology, Writing and Learning161
References183
Name Index205
Subject Index213
List of Contributors219

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