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Creative approaches to writing center work

Author: Kevin Dvorak; Shanti Bruce
Publisher: Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press, ©2008.
Series: Research and teaching in rhetoric and composition.
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From the Back Cover: Creative Approaches to Writing Center Work is the first book-length attempt to address the role creativity plays in writing centers. Beginning with the premise that creativity has the potential to make work and learning environments more productive-and possibly more dangerous-the ideas in this collection will complicate visions of what writing centers can and should be. Striking a balance  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Creative approaches to writing center work.
Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Dvorak; Shanti Bruce
ISBN: 9781572738386 1572738383 9781572738393 1572738391
OCLC Number: 245024547
Description: xviii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction / Kevin Dvorak and Shanti Bruce --
Part 1: Explorations In Creativity --
1: Creativity in the writing center: a terrifying conundrum / Elizabeth H Boquet and Michele Eodice --
2: Then everybody jumped for joy! (but Joy didn't like that, so she left): play in the writing center / Scott L Miller --
3: Writing centers and politics of community, identity, and social justice / Harry C Denny --
4: Hideaways and hangouts, public squares and performance sites: new metaphors for writing center design / Derek Owens --
5: Literativity: reconceptualizing creative literacy learning / sj Miller. Part 2: Creativity And Tutoring Writing --
6: Play about play: tutor training for the bored and serious, in three acts / Lisa Zimmerelli --
7: Putting the "play" back into role-playing: tutor training through interactive performance / Sandee K McGlaun --
8: Incorporating play and toys into the writing center / Chad Verbais --
9: Tutoring creative writers: working one-to-one on prose and poetry / Hans Ostrom --
10: Drawing the (play)spaces of conferences / Anne Ellen Geller. Part 3: Creative Writing Center --
11: Center stage: performing the culture of writing at Stanford / Wendy Goldberg --
12: Building labyrinths in order to escape: a guide to making play work / Julie Reid --
13: Writing groups for teachers: opportunities for imagination, creativity, and renewal / Dawn Fels --
14: Portfolio pandemonium: more than a practical solution / Jill Pennington & Timothy A Miank --
15: Invitations and voices: fostering creative expression / Carol Severino & Cinda Coggins Mosher --
16: Publicity, play, pedagogy: the story of the never-ending story / Derek Boczkowski, Ian Randall, Truly Render, & Sarah Sinovic --
About the contributors --
Author index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Research and teaching in rhetoric and composition.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Dvorak, Shanti Bruce.
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