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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - LAE7711
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- Date & Time Submitted: 2008-04-15
- Department: Childhood Education and Literacy Studies
- College: ED
- Budget Account Number: 1721
- Contact Person: Jenifer Schneider
- Phone: 9743460
- Email: email@example.com
- Prefix: LAE
- Number: 7711
- Full Title: Survey of Research on Writing Development and Inst
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: D -
- 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
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Survey of Research on Writing
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: Ph.D. standing
- Course Description: The purpose of this course is to survey, discuss, analyze, and critique seminal and current research on writing development and instruction in the context of school.Students will also engage in research on writing development or instruction.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading/Language Arts includes courses that focus primarily on Reading. This course adds another dimension to the specialization by involving students in critiquing and conducting rese
- 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? Doctoral students with a specialization in Reading/Language Arts are advised to take this course. We enroll 6-8 new Ph.D. students each Fall. This course could serve Ph.D. students in other programs who have cognates in Reading/Language Arts. This course could also serve students in SLAIT, English Education, Early Childhood, Special Education or any other program in which students focus on language learning.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? 4
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Literacy Education with a focus on writing
- Objectives: 1. Read, evaluate, and discuss seminal and current research on writing instruction.
2. Read, evaluate, and discuss seminal and current research that pertains to writing development.
3. Examine writing instruction practices using current knowledge of writing development.
4. Read, review, and analyze research that explores aspects of writing and instruction such as assessment, gender, genre, ESOL students, technology, etc.
5. Conduct a professional review of the literature that focuses on a special topic within writing research.
6. Engage in research on writing development or instruction.
- Learning Outcomes: Research Abstracts
Special Interest Groups/Conference Presentation
- Major Topics: Current conceptualizations of writing.
Theoretical Underpinnings of Writing Development
Cognitive Research and Models
Process Research and Models
The Genre School
Writing Development in the Early Years
Writing Development across the Intermediate Grades
Writing Development through Adolescence and Adulthood
Writing Instruction: Trends and Issues
Socio-Cultural Influences on Writing
- Textbooks: Bakhtin, M. M. (1986). Speech genres and other late essays. Austin: University of Texas. (pp. 60-102)
MacArthur, C.A., Graham, S. & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of writing research. Guilford Press: New York.
Smagorinsky, P. (2005). Research on composition: Multiple persepectives on two decades of change. Teachers College Press: New York.
Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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