Understanding Young People's Writing Development

By Krogh & Ellen
  • Routledge
  • 2019
  • 0
  • English
  • 1
  • 9781351010870

This collection offers an inclusive, multifaceted look at individual students' patterns of writing trajectories, as well as their development of an identity as a writer. Building on rare longitudinal research, this translated text explores how adolescents learn subjects through writing and learn writing through subjects. Contributors consider issues relating to different forms of writing and grapple with students' ambivalence or resistance to this at school, together offering an examination of how the education system can rise to the challenge of offering today's students meaningful and appropriate writing instruction.Bringing knowledge from writing researchers and educational researchers together, Understanding Young People's Writing Development explores:Young adults' complicated experiences with the school writing projectPractices, purposes, and identification in student note writingKnowledge construction in writing as experience and educational aimThe pedagogical challenges and perspectives of writing and writer developmentCreativity as experience and potential in writing developmentThe impact of digital technologies and media on student writingUsing students' work to aid the understanding of practice, this book will help highlight the importance of viewing individual writer developments from a social, institutional, and societal context, and raise questions that will advance writing pedagogy and the teaching and learning of school subjects.