This collection offers an inclusive, multifaceted look at individual students’ patterns of writing trajectories, as well as their development of an identity as a writer. Building on rare longitudinal research, this translated text explores how adolescents learn subjects through writing and learn writing through subjects. Contributors consider issues relating to different forms of writing and grapple with students’ ambivalence or resistance to this at school, together offering an examination of how the education system can rise to the challenge of offering today’s students meaningful and appropriate writing instruction.
Bringing knowledge from writing researchers and educational researchers together, Understanding Young People’s Writing Development explores:
- Young adults’ complicated experiences with the school writing project
- Practices, purposes, and identification in student note writing
- Knowledge construction in writing as experience and educational aim
- The pedagogical challenges and perspectives of writing and writer development
- Creativity as experience and potential in writing development
- The impact of digital technologies and media on student writing
Using students’ work to aid the understanding of practice, this book will help highlight the importance of viewing individual writer developments from a social, institutional, and societal context, and raise questions that will advance writing pedagogy and the teaching and learning of school subjects.
Table of Contents
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List of contributors
Ellen Krogh and Karen Sonne Jakobsen
Chapter 1: Writing and writer development: A theoretical framework for longitudinal study
Karen Sonne Jakobsen and Ellen Krogh
Chapter 2: Extended formats: Students’ development as knowledge constructing writers
Chapter 3: Practices, purposes, and identifications in student note writing
Torben Spanget Christensen
Chapter 4: Enabling and constraining: Digital technology in students’ writing and writer development
Chapter 5: Young adults’ complicated experiences with the school writing project
Chapter 6: Narratives as practice and potentials in adolescents’ writer development
Chapter 7: Identity work and writing development in mathematics
Steffen Møllegaard Iversen
Chapter 8: Creativity as experience and potential in writing development
Karen Sonne Jakobsen
Chapter 9: Writing and writer development: Pedagogical challenges and perspectives
Peter Hobel, Ellen Krogh, and Anke Piekut
Ellen Krogh is Professor Emeritus at the Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark. Her main research areas include disciplinary didactics, curriculum studies, and writing in the disciplines. She has engaged in research leadership as chair and board member of Danish, Nordic, and international research organisations, such as ISAWR (International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research).
Karen Sonne Jakobsen is Associate Professor Emeritus at the Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University. Her main research areas include foreign language pedagogy, project-based foreign language education, and sociocultural and developmental learning theory. She is a co-editor of Sprogforum (Language Forum – Journal of Language and Culture Pedagogy).