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Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches

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Ecocomposition examines current trends in universities toward more environmentally sound work, explores the intersections between composition research that is, discourse studies and ecostudies, and offers possible pedagogies for the composition classroom. Never before have the intersections between ecotheory and composition studies in theory and pedagogy been addressed in ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by State University of New York Press
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Jun 07, 2010 Robyn rated it really liked it
So I had no idea what ecocomposition was before reading this book. A friend of mine was reading it a year or two ago and I assumed the title referred to "environmental stuff." The intro to this book assures me that this is a common misconception, but that in reality, "ecology" is not just about "environmental stuff," but the idea of interrelated systems. Everything is part of a system and influences and is influenced by the system and everything else in it.

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Jan 23, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
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Scholarly and useful but ultimately too many essays on the same narrow topic so that the reading experience became all about minor distinctions. I also think it is a genre trait that writing on pedagogy is preachy, and doubly so when it's environmentalist pedagogy.
Jul 14, 2008 Cathie rated it it was amazing
This book has impacted me more this year than any other. It helped me conceptualize the idea of having an 'ecological self' and that has helped me in my discussion of place based education. Once again, if you care about sustainability, you should read this book.
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