Writing Inventions

Writing Inventions

by Scott DeWitt
     
 
The increasing role of computer technology in the classroom has left many teachers searching for resources that will make sense of complex theories and provide them with practical pedagogical direction. Offering instructional stories, histories, and classroom applications, Writing Inventions connects the theoretical aspirations of the field with the craft of

Overview

The increasing role of computer technology in the classroom has left many teachers searching for resources that will make sense of complex theories and provide them with practical pedagogical direction. Offering instructional stories, histories, and classroom applications, Writing Inventions connects the theoretical aspirations of the field with the craft of innovative composition instruction. Focusing on issues of "invention," the book explores "writing inventions"-the computer technology that students use to research, read, create, and compose. But "invention" also refers to the rich collection of processes that lead to what is not yet known: topics for writing, personal and professional identities, and new pedagogies. Methods for teaching invention using the World Wide Web are also outlined, arguing that the Web allows students and teachers to see into each other's learning processes. In the end, Writing Inventions tells stories-instructional accounts of computers and teaching writing that balance theory and practice.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book fascinated me-especially the blend of personal reflection and the researcher voices. The relationship between reading/writing hypertext is little understood, and this book offers, in the context of invention, a good start in that direction. This is a timely book; there is nothing else like it."— Nick Carbone, coauthor of Writing Online: A Student's Guide to the Internet and World Wide Web

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791490310
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Scott Lloyd DeWitt is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University at Marion, and coeditor (with Kip Strasma) of Contexts, Intertexts, and Hypertexts.

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