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ENGL 486

Seminar in Teaching Composition: Theory and Practice
This course examines our changing understanding of the teaching of composition during the past 30 years by tracing key theories and pedagogies across this period. These sometimes conflicting approaches to the teaching of writing include the following orientations: cognitive, expressivist, social constructivist and political. The course is intended for current and prospective teachers of English at elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels.