Sunday, May 17, 2009

Negotiating the dissertation question

Negotiated writing

Negotiated meaning making

Negotiating in writing workshop

If we want what we teach in writing classes/workshops to promote self-sponsored learning (transfer/self efficacy) we must teach writers the art of "negotiated writing"/"negotiated rhetoric".

Writers can have a transformative experience in a writing class/workshop but the key is to help them transfer those skills into new writing situations - learn how to create a support system/network as well as how to use that system.

Wikipedia -- Negotiation

Negotiation all too often focuses on setting disputes but the reason I'm attracted to this word is this definition:

to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests. It is the primary method of alternative dispute resolution.

• What can we learn about negotiated writing from online writing workshop?
◦ Can negotiated (as in crafting outcomes to satisfy various interests) writing experience extend beyond the workshop/class for knowledge transfer and self efficacy?

I'm still working things through but it seems I might be getting there with these questions. I think they address the questions my committee raised. Perhaps enough to be able to write my IRB. Maybe.

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