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Wikipedia: Friend, Not Foe, Darren Crovitz, W. Scott Smoot Jan 2009

Wikipedia: Friend, Not Foe, Darren Crovitz, W. Scott Smoot

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Seen in a different light, Wikipedia provides a unique opportunity to get students involved in ongoing conversations about writing for a real audience, meeting genre expectations, establishing credibility, revising for clarity and purpose, and entering public discussions about the nature of truth, accuracy, and neutrality.


An Unquiet Pedagogy : Transforming Practice In The English Classroom, Eleanor Kutz, Hephzibah Roskelly Dec 1990

An Unquiet Pedagogy : Transforming Practice In The English Classroom, Eleanor Kutz, Hephzibah Roskelly

Eleanor Kutz

An Unquiet Pedagogy argues for a new approach to teaching English in the high school and college classroom, one that reconceives the relationship of literacy and the learner. The title is taken from an essay by Paulo Freire in his book with Donaldo Macedo entitled Literacy: Reading the Word and the World. Like Freire, the authors believe that pedagogy must be critical -- that it must examine the assumptions that teachers and students bring to any educational enterprise, that it must take into account the contexts of learners' lives, and that it must question, rather than quietly accept, existing practices. Voices ...