The Rhetoric of Teaching

This volume examines the nature and influence or oral teacher narratives in a single instructional unit.

Author: Mary Margaret Juzwik

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

ISBN: 1572738472

Category: Education

Page: 197

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This volume examines the nature and influence or oral teacher narratives in a single instructional unit. The analysis focus on narrative data that the author generated during a 6-week thematic unit that was taught by a third year teacher in public middle school. Because teaching is analyzed throught a rhetorical lens, the book is situated at the intersection of classroom discourse studies, rhetoric and composition, and sociolinguistic approaches to narrative

Teaching Arguments

In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically.

Author: Jennifer Fletcher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571109996

Category: Education

Page: 264

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No matter where students' lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers' and speakers' choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically. Jennifer believes that, with appropriate scaffolding and encouragement, all students can learn a rhetorical approach to argument and gain access to rigorous academic content. Teaching Arguments opens the door and helps them pay closer attention to the acts of meaning around them, to notice persuasive strategies that might not be apparent at first glance. When we analyze and develop arguments, we have to consider more than just the printed words on the page. We have to evaluate multiple perspectives; the tension between belief and doubt; the interplay of reason, character, and emotion; the dynamics of occasion, audience, and purpose; and how our own identities shape what we read and write. Rhetoric teaches us how to do these things. Teaching Arguments will help students learn to move beyond a superficial response to texts so they can analyze and craft sophisticated, persuasive arguments--a major cornerstone for being not just college-and career-ready but ready for the challenges of the world.

Rhetorical Traditions and the Teaching of Writing

The argument of this book is that the earliest tradition of Western rhetoric, the classical perspective of Aristotle and Cicero, continues to have the greatest impact on writing instruction--albeit an unconscious impact.

Author: C. H. Knoblauch

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016477710

Category: Education

Page: 171

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The argument of this book is that the earliest tradition of Western rhetoric, the classical perspective of Aristotle and Cicero, continues to have the greatest impact on writing instruction--albeit an unconscious impact. This occurs despite the fact that modern rhetoric no longer accepts either the views of mind, language, and world underlying ancient theory or the concepts about discourse, knowledge, and communication presented in that theory. As a result, teachers are depending on ideas as outmoded as they are unreflectively accepted. Knoblauch and Brannon maintain that the two traditions are fundamentally incompatible in their assumptions and concepts, so that writing teachers must make choices between them if their teaching is to be purposeful and consistent. They suggest that the modern tradition offers a richer basis for instruction, and they show what teaching from that perspective looks like and how it differs from traditional teaching.

Teaching the Rhetoric of Resistance

This work also describes several effective pedagogical strategies dedicated to overcoming student resistances to critical analysis and social engagement.

Author: R. Samuels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230609945

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Analyzes diverse contemporary reactions to the depiction of the Holocaust and other cultural traumas in museums, movies, television shows, classroom discussions, and bestselling books. This work also describes several effective pedagogical strategies dedicated to overcoming student resistances to critical analysis and social engagement.

Provocations of Virtue

This book is a timely and historically significant contribution to the field and will be of major interest to scholars and administrators in writing studies, rhetoric, composition, and linguistics as well as philosophers and those exploring ...

Author: John Duffy

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In Provocations of Virtue, John Duffy explores the indispensable role of writing teachers and scholars in counteracting the polarized, venomous “post-truth” character of contemporary public argument. Teachers of writing are uniquely positioned to address the crisis of public discourse because their work in the writing classroom is tied to the teaching of ethical language practices that are known to moral philosophers as “the virtues”—truthfulness, accountability, open-mindedness, generosity, and intellectual courage. Drawing upon Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and the branch of philosophical inquiry known as “virtue ethics,” Provocations of Virtue calls for the reclamation of “rhetorical virtues” as a core function in the writing classroom. Duffy considers what these virtues actually are, how they might be taught, and whether they can prepare students to begin repairing the broken state of public argument. In the discourse of the virtues, teachers and scholars of writing are offered a common language and a shared narrative—a story that speaks to the inherent purpose of the writing class and to what is at stake in teaching writing in the twenty-first century. This book is a timely and historically significant contribution to the field and will be of major interest to scholars and administrators in writing studies, rhetoric, composition, and linguistics as well as philosophers and those exploring ethics.

Rhetorical Education In America

The essays in this volume converge to explore the purposes, problems, and possibilities of rhetorical education in America on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and inside and outside the academy.

Author: Cheryl Jean Glenn

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817355753

Category: Education

Page: 245

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A timely collection of essays by prominent scholars in the field—on the past, present, and future of rhetoric instruction. From Isocrates and Aristotle to the present, rhetorical education has consistently been regarded as the linchpin of a participatory democracy, a tool to foster civic action and social responsibility. Yet, questions of who should receive rhetorical education, in what form, and for what purpose, continue to vex teachers and scholars. The essays in this volume converge to explore the purposes, problems, and possibilities of rhetorical education in America on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and inside and outside the academy. William Denman examines the ancient model of the "citizen-orator" and its value to democratic life. Thomas Miller argues that English departments have embraced a literary-research paradigm and sacrificed the teaching of rhetorical skills for public participation. Susan Kates explores how rhetoric is taught at nontraditional institutions, such as Berea College in Kentucky, where Appalachian dialect is espoused. Nan Johnson looks outside the academy at the parlor movement among women in antebellum America. Michael Halloran examines the rhetorical education provided by historical landmarks, where visitors are encouraged to share a common public discourse. Laura Gurak presents the challenges posed to traditional notions of literacy by the computer, the promises and dangers of internet technology, and the necessity of a critical cyber-literacy for future rhetorical curricula. Collectively, the essays coalesce around timely political and cross-disciplinary issues. Rhetorical Education in America serves to orient scholars and teachers in rhetoric, regardless of their disciplinary home, and help to set an agenda for future classroom practice and curriculum design.

Teaching as Rhetoric

Synthesizing the components of good teaching at the university level has been a problem for educators.

Author: Shirley Ellen Bovey

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:8886503

Category: College teaching

Page: 360

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The Vocation of a Teacher

Essays discuss teaching, the importance of liberal arts, educational funding, and graduate English study 'Is it an exaggeration to say that the future of our reading/ writing/ thinking/ speaking culture is mainly in the hands of 'English ...

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226065812

Category: Education

Page: 353

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Essays discuss teaching, the importance of liberal arts, educational funding, and graduate English study

Multimodal Teaching and Learning

This is an importantly concrete analysis, derived from extended, careful, and interdisciplinary observation, which challenges our thinking about how meaning and knowledge are shaped by our modes of communication.

Author: Gunther Kress

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441109965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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'Multimodal Teaching and Learning: The Rhetorics of the Science Classroom achieves the rare goal of explicating multimodality as both theory and practice. This is an importantly concrete analysis, derived from extended, careful, and interdisciplinary observation, which challenges our thinking about how meaning and knowledge are shaped by our modes of communication. The book appeals to a wide range of scholars and practitioners far beyond the science classroom.' Professor Ron Scollon, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University. This book takes a radically different look at communication, and in doing so presents a series of challenges to accepted views on language, on communication, on teaching and, above all, on learning. Drawing on extensive research in science classrooms, it presents a view of communication in which language is not necessarily communication - image, gesture, speech, writing, models, spatial and bodily codes. The action of students in learning is radically rethought: all participants in communication are seen as active transformers of the meaning resources around them, and this approach opens a new window on the processes of learning.

A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

Concise yet comprehensive, this practical handbook summarizes important research in the teaching of composition and shows how to apply it in the classroom.

Author: Erika Lindemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39076001324685

Category: English language

Page: 272

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Concise yet comprehensive, this practical handbook summarizes important research in the teaching of composition and shows how to apply it in the classroom. In addition to covering such essential topics as linguistics, cognitive research, and the history of rhetoric, the author provides solid advice on teaching prewriting, sentence strategies, paragraphing, essay development, and revision. The book concludes with detailed chapters on assigning and evaluating student writing and on design in writing courses. The new edition has been substantially revised, bringing the material as well as the bibliography up to date with current scholarship.

A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a new chapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing.

Author: Erika Lindemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195130456

Category: Education

Page: 346

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From answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a new chapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing. Describing in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that underlies composition teaching, it opens with chapters on prewriting techniques, organizing material, paragraphing, sentence structure, words, and revising that show teachers how to lead students through composing. Sections on writing workshops, collaborative learning, and instructional technology reflect current views of writing as a social interaction. Chapters on rhetoric, cognition, and linguistics explain theoretical principles that support classroom practices and make teachers' performances more effective. Treating both the theory and practice of writing, this classic book encourages teachers to adopt the methods that best meet their students' needs and to develop a style of teaching based on informed decisions. It provides an extensive updated bibliography--including useful Web sites as well as important books and articles--and an updated table of important dates in the history of composition. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, 4/e, offers both prospective and seasoned writing teachers convenient access to influential scholarship in the field and inspires them to examine what it means to teach well.

Reading as Rhetorical Invention

Noting that teaching the research paper seldom gets below surface conventions, this book surveys the work of key theorists in rhetoric, past and present, and seeks to change the way teachers and students think about the relationship between ...

Author: Doug Brent

Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033281036

Category: Education

Page: 135

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Noting that teaching the research paper seldom gets below surface conventions, this book surveys the work of key theorists in rhetoric, past and present, and seeks to change the way teachers and students think about the relationship between writers and readers. Focusing on theorists who see the creation of knowledge as a social process, the book discusses reader response and discourse processing theories and develops a model of how an individual evolves a set of beliefs about the world. Chapters of the book are: (1) Starting Points; (2) Reading as Construction; Reading as Communication; (3) From Interpretation to Belief; (4) The Rhetoric of Reading as a Critical Technique; and (5) Implications for Teaching and for the Art of Rhetoric. Each chapter includes footnotes, and a five-page bibliography is attached. (NKA)

Exploring the Rhetoric of International Professional Communication

This book challenges the adequacy of relying on preconceived notions about the factors that determine discourse in international professional settings.

Author: Carl R. Lovitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351844451

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

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Presents a collection of fourteen essays that responds to the need for a more rhetorical conception of professional communication as an international discipline. This book challenges the adequacy of relying on preconceived notions about the factors that determine discourse in international professional settings.

Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing

In the second half of the book, Porter considers special cases involving electronic discourse on the networks that challenge or undermine conventional print-based law and ethics.

Author: James E. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

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Rhetorical Ethics and Internetworked Writing develops rhetoric theory as a heuristic tool for addressing the new ethical and legal complexities cyberwriters and writing teachers face on the Internet and World Wide Web. Porter conceptualizes rhetoric as an ethical operation (first by examining the rhetoric-ethics relationship in classical and modern rhetoric, then by turning to postmodern ethics, which revives a casuistic approach to ethics). In the second half of the book, Porter considers special cases involving electronic discourse on the networks that challenge or undermine conventional print-based law and ethics.

The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre

"This book takes up issues of current concern in composition studies, sociolinguistics, and ESL--issues concerning academic literacy, critical literacy, expressive versus cognitive approaches to the teaching of writing, and the like.

Author: Richard M. Coe

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106017448264

Category: Education

Page: 388

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"This book takes up issues of current concern in composition studies, sociolinguistics, and ESL--issues concerning academic literacy, critical literacy, expressive versus cognitive approaches to the teaching of writing, and the like. It does so in a practical, experiential way, drawing on events in classrooms in universities in South Africa and the United States. The contrast between the South African context and the American, as well as their surprising parallels, highlight certain questions concerning the teaching of literacy in a dramatic way, so that theory and practice are brought together. In contrast to writing programs that follow a textbook or a planned sequence of study, the authors describe a narrative pedagogy that encourages students to find a direction and choose activities suggested by their own concerns and ongoing lives."--Publisher.

The Rhetoric of Reason

The teaching of written reasoning has suffered from the absence of a rhetoric of reason . The project of teaching writing in higher education has absorbed the consequences of the breakup of philosophy , and has accepted the ...

Author: James Crosswhite

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299149544

Category: Education

Page: 329

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Argues to reestablish the traditional role of rhetoric in education and discusses the importance of a student's ability to write a reasoned argument.

Dewey for a New Age of Fascism

Comprehensive and pragmatic, this book presents an experimental model of education that can be applied across the humanities curriculum.

Author: Nathan Crick

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271085661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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During the rise of fascism in the early twentieth century, American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey argued that the greatest threat to democracy was not a political regime or even an aggressive foreign power but rather a set of dispositions or attitudes. Though not fascist in and of themselves, these habits of thought—rugged individualism and ideological nationalism—lay the foundation for fascism. In this study, Nathan Crick uses Dewey’s social thought and philosophy of education to provide insight into and resources for transforming our present-day politics. Through a close reading of Dewey’s political writings and educational theory, Crick elaborates Dewey’s vision of democratic social life and the education required for its foundation. He shows that for Dewey, communication is essential to cultivating sympathy, intelligence, and creativity—habits of thought that form the core of democratic culture. Crick then lays out a broad curriculum of logic, aesthetics, and rhetoric for inculcating these habits in the classroom, arguing that if we are to meet the challenge of fascism, we must teach these new arts as if our civilization depends on it—because in our new age of politics, it does. Comprehensive and pragmatic, this book presents an experimental model of education that can be applied across the humanities curriculum. It will be of interest to teachers of writing, composition, and rhetoric as well as scholars and students of communication studies, pedagogy, and political theory.

Teaching American Literature at an East European University

This book responds to literary and composition theorists who have called for reinventing English studies, uniting the study of literature and the study of writing in liberatory rhetoric.

Author: Richard C. Raymond

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000109968762

Category: Education

Page: 203

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This book responds to literary and composition theorists who have called for reinventing English studies, uniting the study of literature and the study of writing in liberatory rhetoric. The book describes the partnership between the EAS Department at Shkoder, Albania, and the University of Graz, the Austrian institution that has supported its Albanian partner for over a decade; the University of Graz has provided a powerful model for rhetoricizing English studies, a concept explored in the book and which relates this microcosm to departments of English studies.