Collaborative Learning and Writing

Author: Kathleen M. Hunzer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489774
Format: PDF
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"Although most writing instructors know the benefits of collaborative learning and writing in college writing classes, many remain unsure how to implement collaborative techniques successfully in the classroom. Despite its challenges, collaborative learning can prove remarkably effective and this study provides the advice and answers to make this amazingly productive pedagogy work smoothly and successfully"--Provided by publisher.

Focus on Collaborative Learning

Author: Jeff Golub
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Some article titles found within include: "Cooperative Learning in the Literature Classroom", "Group Library Research and Oral Reporting in Freshman Composition".

Teaching L2 Composition

Author: Dana R. Ferris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136696652
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks.

Writing With

Author: Sally Barr Ebest
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791418420
Format: PDF, Docs
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A collection of essays on diverse issues in collaborative work explores the political, social, and individual psychologies of students, teachers, and researchers working together.

Handbook of Academic Learning

Author: Gary D. Phye
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080532936
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of Academic Learning provides a comprehensive resource for educational and cognitive psychologists, as well as educators themselves, on the mechanisms and processes of academic learning. Beginning with general themes that cross subject and age level, the book discusses what motivates students to learn and how knowledge can be made personal for better learning and remembering. Individual chapters identify proven effective teaching methods for the specific domains of math, reading, writing, science, and critical problem solving, how students learn within those domains, and how learning can be accurately assessed for given domains and age levels. The Handbook takes a constructivist perspective to academic learning, emphasizing the construction of personal knowledge of an academic nature. Constructivism within the context of learning theory is viewed as involving an active learner that constructs an academic knowledge base through the development of cognitive strategies and metacognition. The book discusses the development of basic literacy skills that provide the foundation for higher order thinking and problem solving. Constructivism recognizes the social dimension of classroom learning and emphasizes the motivational elements of self-regulation and volition as essential learner characteristics. Written by authors who have first-hand experience with both theory development and the development of authentic classroom instructional techniques, the Handbook empowers educators to develop, implement, and field-test authentic instructional practices at their school site. The book provides a review of the literature, theory, research, and skill techniques for effective teaching and learning. Key Features * Identifies effective teaching with specific techniques * Covers elementary school through high school * Discusses teaching methods for all main subject areas: reading, writing, math, science, and critical thinking * Identifies how students learn to learn * Reviews theory, research, techniques, and assessment * Contains field tested examples for the educational professional at the school site * Provides a resource for staff development

Teaching ESL Writing

Author: Joy M. Reid
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written specifically for graduate students studying to become teachers of composition, this text provides well-documented, specific information about planning curricula, developing syllabi for each level of language proficiency in an ESL writing program, and day-to-day lesson plans for all levels of ESL writing classes. -- Addresses the special problems and concerns of teaching composition to ESL students as opposed to native speakers, including issues of language and cultural backgrounds, prior education, gender, age, and language proficiency. -- Provides an historical overview of different methods of teaching composition at all levels and shows how the emphasis in the last two decades has shifted from product to process.