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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LAE7736

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1594 2008-03-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 0-1724-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Pat Daniel 9747310

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    LAE 7736 Research and Theory in the teaching of Writing

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Research & Theory Tchg Writing
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Doctoral student standing


    Course Description

    An in-depth study of the research and theory in the teaching of writing. Emphasis is on the historical perspectives, current theory, and specific research in the process writing movement.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is part of the doctoral program in English Education

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is part of the required sequence in the doctoral program in English Education.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, two times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree in English Education or related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Students will participate in reading/writing workshops.

    2. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of the research in the teaching of writing.

    3. Students will develop in-depth knowledge of the theory in the teaching of writing.

    4. Students will prepare a manuscript to submit for publication.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Reading/Discussion Groups: Students will participate in Reading Discussion Group(s) each week. They will have read each of their peers’ posts on Blackboard and in small groups create a synthesis of that week’s reading. Each week will be added to the previous weeks’ discussions and synthesis.

    Writing Groups: Students will participate in writing groups throughout the semester. The purpose of their participation is to revise their manuscript prior to submitting it for publication. Each manuscript will have been revised at least five times.

    Submit a Manuscript: Each student will submit a manuscript for publication to a peer-reviewed journal.

    C. Major Topics

    Historical Perspective of Writing Development

    Theoretical Underpinnings of Writing Development

    Research on Writing

    Relationship Among Oral Language to Reading and Writing

    New Directions in Writing Theory

    Writing Process and Processing Demands

    Brain Research Implications on Writing Development

    Sociocultural Theory of Writing

    Response to Writing

    Technology Implications on Writing

    Assessment of Writing

    D. Textbooks

    MacArthur, C.A., Graham, S., & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of writing research. New York: Guilford Press.

    Some of the latest publications published by Heinemann.

    Anderson, Carl. (2005). Assessing writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Anderson, Carl. (2000). How’s it going? A practical guide to conferring with student writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Angelillo, Janet. (2005). Writing to the prompt: When students don’t have a choice. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Atwell, Nancie. (1998). In the Middle: Writing, Reading, and Learning with Adolescents. 2nd edition. Portsmouth,

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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