Concepts in Composition

Textbook for composition pedagogy courses. Focuses on scholarship in rhetoric and composition that has influenced classroom teaching, in order to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice.

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135649050

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Textbook for composition pedagogy courses. Focuses on scholarship in rhetoric and composition that has influenced classroom teaching, in order to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice.

Concepts in Composition

Thus, although all contributors have remained committed to the “Concepts in Composition” approach that informed the first edition, the second edition reflects deepening understandings and new perspectives.

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136657931

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing is designed to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice, enabling prospective teachers to develop their own comprehensive and coherent conception of what writing is or should be and to consider how people learn to write. This approach allows readers to assume the dual role of both teacher and student as they enter the conversation of the discipline and become familiar with some of the critical issues. New to this second edition are: up-to-date primary source readings; a focus on collaborative writing practices and collaborative learning; additional assignments and classroom activities an emphasis on new media and information literacy and their impact on the teaching of writing These new directions will inform the content of this revision, reflecting significant advancements in the field. Each chapter addresses a particular theoretical concept relevant to classroom teaching and includes activities to help readers establish the connection between theoretical concepts and classroom lessons. Online resources include overviews, classroom handouts, exercises, a sample syllabus, and PowerPoint presentations. Bringing together scholars with expertise in particular areas of composition, this text will serve as an effective primer for students and eductors in the field of composition theory.

Re Considering What We Know

Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, published in 2015, contributed to a discussion about the relevance of identifying key concepts and ideas of writing studies. (Re)Considering What We Know continues that ...

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: 9781607329312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, published in 2015, contributed to a discussion about the relevance of identifying key concepts and ideas of writing studies. (Re)Considering What We Know continues that conversation while simultaneously raising questions about the ideas around threshold concepts. Contributions introduce new concepts, investigate threshold concepts as a framework, and explore their use within and beyond writing. Part 1 raises questions about the ideologies of consensus that are associated with naming threshold concepts of a discipline. Contributions challenge the idea of consensus and seek to expand both the threshold concepts framework and the concepts themselves. Part 2 focuses on threshold concepts in action and practice, demonstrating the innovative ways threshold concepts and a threshold concepts framework have been used in writing courses and programs. Part 3 shows how a threshold concepts framework can help us engage in conversations beyond writing studies. (Re)Considering What We Know raises new questions and offers new ideas that can help to advance the discussion and use of threshold concepts in the field of writing studies. It will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in writing studies, especially those who have previously engaged with Naming What We Know. Contributors: Marianne Ahokas, Jonathan Alexander, Chris M. Anson, Ian G. Anson, Sarah Ben-Zvi, Jami Blaauw-Hara, Mark Blaauw-Hara, Maggie Black, Dominic Borowiak, Chris Castillo, Chen Chen, Sandra Descourtis, Norbert Elliot, Heidi Estrem, Alison Farrell, Matthew Fogarty, Joanne Baird Giordano, James Hammond, Holly Hassel, Lauren Heap, Jennifer Heinert, Doug Hesse, Jonathan Isaac, Katie Kalish, Páraic Kerrigan, Ann Meejung Kim, Kassia Krzus-Shaw, Saul Lopez, Jennifer Helane Maher, Aishah Mahmood, Aimee Mapes, Kerry Marsden, Susan Miller-Cochran, Deborah Mutnick, Rebecca Nowacek, Sarah O’Brien, Ọlá Ọládipọ̀, Peggy O’Neill, Cassandra Phillips, Mya Poe, Patricia Ratanapraphart, Jacqueline Rhodes, Samitha Senanayake, Susan E. Shadle, Dawn Shepherd, Katherine Stein, Patrick Sullivan, Brenna Swift, Carrie Strand Tebeau, Matt Thul, Nikhil Tiwari, Lisa Tremain, Lisa Velarde, Kate Vieira, Gordon Blaine West, Anne-Marie Womack, Kathleen Blake Yancey, Xiaopei Yang, Madylan Yarc

Naming What We Know Classroom Edition

This edition focuses on the working definitions of thirty-seven threshold concepts that run throughout the research, teaching, assessment, and public work in writing studies.

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607325789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies, using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. This edition focuses on the working definitions of thirty-seven threshold concepts that run throughout the research, teaching, assessment, and public work in writing studies. Developed from the highly regarded original edition in response to grassroots demand from teachers in writing programs around the United States and written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, the classroom edition is clear and accessible for an audience of even first-year writing students.

Composition Concepts for Band and Orchestra

Of course, teachers may consider arranging rehearsals and concerts with one or two easier pieces, or perhaps fewer pieces, in order to provide more classroom time for teaching these music composition concept lessons.

Author: Alexander Koops

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475848922

Category: Music

Page: 172

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This book is intended to introduce concepts about music composition to band and orchestra students of all ages and engage them in actual creative composing projects. The National Core Arts Standards (2014) emphasize that students should be engaged in the “creative practices of imagination, investigation, construction, and reflection in multiple contexts.” These lesson plans attempt to accomplish that challenge in the context of large group band and orchestra ensemble classes using composition activities and projects.

Naming What We Know

The first part of the book defines and describes thirty-seven threshold concepts of the discipline in entries written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, all of whom participated in a collaborative wiki discussion ...

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Naming What We Know examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. The first part of the book defines and describes thirty-seven threshold concepts of the discipline in entries written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, all of whom participated in a collaborative wiki discussion guided by the editors. These entries are clear and accessible, written for an audience of writing scholars, students, and colleagues in other disciplines and policy makers outside the academy. Contributors describe the conceptual background of the field and the principles that run throughout practice, whether in research, teaching, assessment, or public work around writing. Chapters in the second part of the book describe the benefits and challenges of using threshold concepts in specific sites—first-year writing programs, WAC/WID programs, writing centers, writing majors—and for professional development to present this framework in action. Naming What We Know opens a dialogue about the concepts that writing scholars and teachers agree are critical and about why those concepts should and do matter to people outside the field.

Writing from the Margins

Richly illustrated with examples of classroom interactions and student work, the book also shows teachers how to enrich their own intellectual and political lives within the academy.

Author: Carolyn Ericksen Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198022749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies, Hill offers less debilitating methods of thinking that teachers can model for their students. Richly illustrated with examples of classroom interactions and student work, the book also shows teachers how to enrich their own intellectual and political lives within the academy.

The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality

CHAPTER 6 SEMANTIC MONADICITY WITH CONCEPTUAL POLYADICITY PAUL M. PIETROSKI How are meanings of expressions in a natural human language related to concepts ? And how is semantic composition related to conceptual composition ?

Author: Markus Werning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191633294

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge for models of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and philosophy and in the cognitive sciences more generally, and is without question one of the most exciting fields in the study of language and mind. The authors of this book report critically on lines of research in different disciplines, revealing the connections between them and highlighting current problems and opportunities. The force and justification of compositionality have long been contentious. First proposed by Frege as the notion that the meaning of an expression is generally determined by the meaning and syntax of its components, it has since been deployed as a constraint on the relation between theories of syntax and semantics, as a means of analysis, and more recently as underlying the structures of representational systems, such as computer programs and neural architectures. The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality explores these and many other dimensions of this challenging field. It will appeal to researchers and advanced students in linguistics and philosophy and to everyone concerned with the study of language and cognition including those working in neuroscience, computational science, and bio-informatics.

Teaching Writing to Adults

This book provides up-to-date and practical strategies for successfully teaching adults to write--revealing how approaches to teaching writing can be specially tailored to the needs and strengths of adult learners.

Author: Robert F. Sommer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015015448908

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This book provides up-to-date and practical strategies for successfully teaching adults to write--revealing how approaches to teaching writing can be specially tailored to the needs and strengths of adult learners.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

One can give an answer to Peter van Inwagen's Special Composition Question (“Under what conditions do some things compose something?”) without thinking that one's answer constitutes an analysis of the concept of the composition or a ...

Author: Fred Feldman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190271459

Category: Death

Page: 528

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Death has long been a pre-occupation of philosophers, and this is especially so today. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death collects 21 newly commissioned essays that cover current philosophical thinking of death-related topics across the entire range of the discipline. These include metaphysical topics--such as the nature of death, the possibility of an afterlife, the nature of persons, and how our thinking about time affects what we think about death--as well as axiological topics, such as whether death is bad for its victim, what makes it bad to die, what attitude it is fitting to take towards death, the possibility of posthumous harm, and the desirability of immortality. The contributors also explore the views of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato and Epicurus on topics related to the philosophy of death, and questions in normative ethics, such as what makes killing wrong when it is wrong, and whether it is wrong to kill fetuses, non-human animals, combatants in war, and convicted murderers. With chapters written by a wide range of experts in metaphysics, ethics, and conceptual analysis, and designed to give the reader a comprehensive view of recent developments in the philosophical study of death, this Handbook will appeal to a broad audience in philosophy, particularly in ethics and metaphysics.

Mobile Cloud Visual Media Computing

We hereby explore several fundamental concepts in composition and develop our new methods accordingly. Albeit much exploited by artists, these concepts have barely crossed over to multimedia or computer vision research.

Author: Gang Hua

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319247021

Category: Computers

Page: 353

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This book explores the internet and mobile ecosystems which are powered by cloud computing – an essential, if not indispensable, part of our everyday lives. Billions of users world-wide use this technology for information sharing, communication and social networking and a high proportion of activity is driven by massive media content such as images, videos and other emerging 3D visual media. However, managing, searching and visualizing this gigantic amount of data to facilitate communication is difficult which has led to an influx of innovation and research in these areas. The research is from academics from all around the world, focusing on the intersection of mobile, cloud, visual and multimedia computing and is split into five clear parts. Topics covered in the book include mobile augmented reality, computational photography, mobile visual recognition and search, and human-computer interaction (HCI). The findings discussed is meant to spur on further creative development in both academia and industry within this area. Mobile Cloud Visual Media Computing would of great interest to researchers and academics wishing to see how the state-of-the-art in media computing research is applied to innovative applications, whilst engineers and software designers from industry will gain an insight into the key set of technologies which support mobile and cloud media computing.

Geometric Concepts in Islamic Art

The aim of this study is to trace man's approach to measure and to outline the geometric concepts of composition and the process of their application in the different fields of Islamic art . Most fields of Islamic art are linked from ...

Author: Issam El-Said

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: UOM:39015019148355

Category: Art

Page: 154

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Studies abstract patterns and concepts of design used in Islamic art and architecture, employing analytical diagrams to detail the conception, design, and construction of patterns through a geometric system

Kod ly Today

... cannot perform Student's composition demonstrates mastery of concepts Student's composition demonstrates mastery of concepts but includes a few mistakes that occasionally detract from the overall composition Student's composition ...

Author: M?che?l Houlahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198042860

Category: Music

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In Kod?ly Today, M?che?l Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and--most importantly--practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model--grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition--outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kod?ly-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills. A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.

Critical Writing

"The main goal of this book is to provide students with a set of robust, integrated critical concepts and processes that will allow to them think through a topic and then write about it, and to do so in a way that is built on, and permeated ...

Author: Gerald Nosich

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538140925

Category: Education

Page: 296

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"The main goal of this book is to provide students with a set of robust, integrated critical concepts and processes that will allow to them think through a topic and then write about it, and to do so in a way that is built on, and permeated by, substantive critical thinking"--

Threshold Concepts in Practice

Potential threshold concepts in English composition Concept Column A Column B Column C % Who agree % Who say Difference they can complete the task they are comfortable with the task* Index (Column A – Column B) Analyse a writing task ...

Author: Ray Land

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463005128

Category: Education

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"Threshold Concepts in Practice brings together fifty researchers from sixteen countries and a wide variety of disciplines to analyse their teaching practice, and the learning experiences of their students, through the lens of the Threshold Concepts Framework. In any discipline, there are certain concepts – the ‘jewels in the curriculum’ – whose acquisition is akin to passing through a portal. Learners enter new conceptual (and often affective) territory. Previously inaccessible ways of thinking or practising come into view, without which they cannot progress, and which offer a transformed internal view of subject landscape, or even world view. These conceptual gateways are integrative, exposing the previously hidden interrelatedness of ideas, and are irreversible. However they frequently present troublesome knowledge and are often points at which students become stuck. Difficulty in understanding may leave the learner in a ‘liminal’ state of transition, a ‘betwixt and between’ space of knowing and not knowing, where understanding can approximate to a form of mimicry. Learners navigating such spaces report a sense of uncertainty, ambiguity, paradox, anxiety, even chaos. The liminal space may equally be one of awe and wonderment. Thresholds research identifies these spaces as key transformational points, crucial to the learner’s development but where they can oscillate and remain for considerable periods. These spaces require not only conceptual but ontological and discursive shifts. This volume, the fourth in a tetralogy on Threshold Concepts, discusses student experiences, and the curriculum interventions of their teachers, in a range of disciplines and professional practices including medicine, law, engineering, architecture and military education. Cover image: Detail from ‘Eve offering the apple to Adam in the Garden of Eden and the serpent’ c.1520–25. Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553). Bridgeman Images. All rights reserved.

The Elements of Music Composition

This book shines a light on the process of composing music by showing composers how to use melody, harmony, form, orchestration, and counterpoint in a connected process where every element contributes to the composition and serves a role.A ...

Author: Kevin Ure

Publisher:

ISBN: 169883280X

Category:

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2nd EDITION: NOVEMBER 2019 For Composers Who Want to Compose Effective Music The Elements of Music Composition gives composers the missing puzzle piece that makes it possible to create musical works that endure and become richer and more meaningful with each performance. Composers learn to create a composition that grows out of a single seed and connects the different disciplines within music composition. Applying the concepts in this book will help composers create highly effective works that resonate with audiences. The education of a composer typically includes instruction in subject areas that are designed to teach composers about the methods that composers of the past used to create original works: Counterpoint teaches composers to combine multiple melodies. Music theory teaches chords and progressions Orchestration colors a musical work and adds depth. Form serves as the container for expansive musical ideas. These cornerstones of music composition are important to the development of a composer's technique and skill, but they do not teach how to think like a composer. The Elements of Music Composition introduces a concept of coherence to bring all of these components together into a single theory of composition that is flexible, does not demand adherence to strict rules, and teaches composers to think like the master composers of the past. Think about music in an entirely different way. Learn to compose music where every element is critical to the whole. This book provides the missing puzzle piece for composers who want to learn how elements in music work together to create an organic and coherent musical work. Designed for Composers of All Levels Pulling back the veil to reveal how master composers create original works Deconstructing the dogma associated with the seemingly impenetrable art of music composition is a primary aim of this work. Composers are introduced to the concept of organic music and begin to develop an understanding of how coherence and comprehensibility play a major role in the creation of musical works. Understand the Principles Composers Use to Create Masterworks Music theory is only a stepping stone to the creation of original music compositions Music theory teaches a composer to create derivative music of an established style. While music theory is essential to learning how the masters constructed their musical works, it doesn't necessarily teach composers anything about writing original music. This book shines a light on the process of composing music by showing composers how to use melody, harmony, form, orchestration, and counterpoint in a connected process where every element contributes to the composition and serves a role. A Practical Approach to Music Composition Without Arbitrary Exercises The craft of music composition is revealed through a careful review of the elements of music Composers will not complete exercises, improve technique, or learn the typical concepts addressed in your average music composition course. Travel deep inside the process of composing to reveal fundamental principles that can be applied to almost any style of music. Generic exercises that instruct a composer to create a melody on an established chord progression, fix voice leading errors, and create modulations to scripted keys do not encourage original thought. Music Composition Technique Series: Vol. I The Elements of Music composition starts composers on a path of musical mastery. The complete four-volume series serves as a complete education in the theory of music composition. Volume II develops the composers' technique and inner ear. Volume III teaches composers the craft of counterpoint and harmony. Volume IV completes the training by refining the composer's craft and turning it into art.