LINGUIST List 12.920

Mon Apr 2 2001

Books: Language Education

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  1. kap-listman, Language Education: Writing as a Learning Tool by Tynjala et al.

Message 1: Language Education: Writing as a Learning Tool by Tynjala et al.

Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 03:13:20 +0200 (METDST)
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Subject: Language Education: Writing as a Learning Tool by Tynjala et al.

Writing as a Learning Tool
Integrating Theory and Practice
edited by:
Paivi Tynjala, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Lucia Mason, University of Lecce, Italy
Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Finland


This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using
writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and
educational foundations of the writing across the curriculum movement
and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different
levels of education, ranging from elementary school to higher
education. It also puts the question into the broader context of
schooling and society, including writing and modern technology.
Writing as a Learning Tool is useful for educators, curriculum
developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers,
and teachers at all levels and all disciplines. It provides concrete
applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means
of writing. It pictures writing being more than a mere skill. Writing
is an act for making meaning and advancing thinking. This book
provides inspiration and insight for everybody who wants to go beyond
their current understanding of writing.


Prologue; D.R. Olson. Writing as a Learning Tool: An Introduction;
P. Tynjala, et al. Writing to Learn: One Theory, Two Rationales;
N. Nelson. Writing, Learning and the Development of Expertise in
Higher Education; P. Tynjala. On the Ecology of Classroom
Instruction: The Case of Writing in High School English and Social
Studies; M. Nystrand, et al. Writing to Learn, Writing to Transfer;
P. Boscolo, L. Mason. Sequential Writing Tasks' Influence on Science
Writing; B.M. Hand, et al. Note Taking and Essay Writing; V. Slotte,
K. Lonka. Portfolio: Integrating Writing, Learning and Assessment;
P. Linnakyla. New Technology, Writing and Learning; J. Hartley,
P. Tynjala. References. Name Index. Subject Index. List of

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6877-0, April 2001, 226 pp.
EUR 68.00 / USD 74.00 / GBP 46.00

URL of this book:

Paperback, ISBN 0-7923-6914-9, April 2001, 226 pp.
EUR 40.00 / USD 43.00 / GBP 27.00

URL of this book:

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