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Passions Pedagogies and 21st Century Technologies

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Gail Hawisher and Cynthia Selfe created a volume that set the agenda in the field of computers and composition scholarship for a decade. The technology changes that scholars of composition studies faced as the new century opened couldn't have been more deserving of passionate study. While we have always used technologies (e.g., the pencil) to communicate with each other, t ...more
Published May 14th 2014 by Utah State University Press (first published February 1st 1999)
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Jun 08, 2010 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In "The Haunting Story of J: Genealogy As a Critical Category in Understanding How a Writer Composes," Sarah J. Sloane argues that we approach new writing environments and technologies with our prior assumptions, experiences, and emotions (52). In a way, our writing is "haunted" by our prior experiences (53).

In "'English' at the Crossroads," Gunther Kress questions the curriculum of English departments, arguing that students need access to public communication, including the visual (66-67). Alth
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Although not designed for easily-extractable classroom ideas, the essays in Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies offer opportunities for reflection on literacy and technology, which have the potential to translate into concrete teaching practices and assignments.

The essays in this collection range in approach/purpose, from historical surveys to case studies of student composition practices to attempts to raise broader socioeconomic issues of technology and access. Some of these es
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