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Writers and meaning making in the context of online learning

Lea, Mary (2009). Writers and meaning making in the context of online learning. In: Carter, A and Lillis, Theresa eds. Why Writing Matters: issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy. Studies in Written Language and Literacy (12). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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Abstract relates to the book, not this chapter in particular. This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world – UK, Pakistan, US, South Africa, Hungary, Korea, Mexico – to illustrate and celebrate the many ways in which Roz Ivanič has advanced the academic study of writing. Focusing on writing in different formal contexts of education, from primary through to further and higher education in a range of national contexts, the twenty one original contributions in the book critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues raised in Ivanič’s influential body of work. In their exploration of writers’ struggles with the demands of dominant literacy the authors significantly extend understandings of writing practices in formal institutions. Organized around three themes central to Ivanič’s work – creativity and identity; pedagogy; and research methodologies – the twelve chapters and nine personal and scholarly reflections reveal the powerful ways in which Ivanič’s work has influenced thinking in the field of writing and continues to open up avenues for future questioning and research.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 90-272-1807-2, 978-90-272-1807-0
Keywords: English language; study and teaching; rhetoric
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 17034
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2009 14:49
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 11:21
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