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Active Reading by C. Ben Knights
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The subject of this book is the crossover between critical study and creative writing. 'Active reading' is a structured process of writing activities using imitation, variation and experimentation. Through practical composition techniques such as 'transformational writing', 're-writing' or 'translation', students can use writing activities to develop their critical imagination. This book bridges the gap between theories of learning and Literary studies in Higher Education. Setting the argument in an historical and theoretical context, it outlines the importance of writing as a medium of learning and argues for its usefulness in aiding English students' understanding of theoretical as well as literary and cultural texts. The authors provide a reflective account of teaching and assessment methods using writing activities and critical thinking techniques and the forms of learning they promote. In the last section, they explore the connections with other forms of writing practice in related disciplines and argue for the role of transformational writing in promoting independent learning. Appendices provide examples of the range of activities that can be used and an indicative list of literary examples.

Author Biography

Professor Ben Knights is Director of the English Subject Centre (part of the Higher Education Academy) and is a National Teaching Fellow at the University of Teesside, UK.
Release date NZ
December 7th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Annotated edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
210
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780826487001
Product ID
1675894

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