Reflection in the Writing Classroom
Reflection in the Writing Classroom
Kathleen Blake Yancey
6x9, 224 pages

Published: 1998

ISBN 978-0-87421-238-9
paper $24.95s

ISBN 978-0-87421-314-0
ebook $20.00

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Reflection in the Writing Classroom

Kathleen Blake Yancey

Also by Kathleen Yancey - Situating Portfolios and Writing Across Contexts

Yancey explores reflection as a promising body of practice and inquiry in the writing classroom. Yancey develops a line of research based on concepts of philosopher Donald Schon and others involving the role of deliberative reflection in classroom contexts. Developing the concepts of reflection-in-action, constructive reflection, and reflection-in-presentation, she offers a structure for discussing how reflection operates as students compose individual pieces of writing, as they progress through successive writings, and as they deliberately review a compiled body of their work-a portfolio, for example. Throughout the book, she explores how reflection can enhance student learning along with teacher response to and evaluation of student writing.

Reflection in the Writing Classroom will be a valuable addition to the personal library of faculty currently teaching in or administering a writing program; it is also a natural for graduate students who teach writing courses, for the TA training program, or for the English Education program.