Presentation on theme: "The Process Pedagogy ENGL 2900-01. The Process Pedagogy The process pedagogy is a pedagogy that believes students should be treated like real writers,"— Presentation transcript:
The Process Pedagogy ENGL
The Process Pedagogy The process pedagogy is a pedagogy that believes students should be treated like real writers, and so a course designed with process pedagogy is centered around the production of student texts, emphasizing in-class workshops, conferencing, peer review, invention and revision techniques, and reading that supports these goals.
The Process Pedagogy The process pedagogy concerns itself not only with “what” a student writes but also “how” a student writes. The process pedagogy gained prominence in the 1960s
The Process Pedagogy The process pedagogy argued for student choice of topics, authenticity of voice, writing as an “organic-process”, individual growth, and personal expression. The process pedagogy essentially challenged the rules of institutionalized instruction and questioned the practices of academic writing
The Process Pedagogy Process teachers did not hate all written products; they only hated the kind of written products they claimed the traditional process inevitably produced (lifeless, dull, formulaic writing).
The Process Pedagogy How to achieve “process writing”? Believe that students have something original to say Give them the freedom to choose their own material Show them you are interested in what they have to say Help them gain access to their “real” or “authentic” voice and perspective
The Process Pedagogy Process teachers don’t identify where writers have gone wrong; rather, they help writers see what they accomplished and where the essay might be in its next draft.
The Process Pedagogy The process pedagogy worked on the assumption that all students could write if the curriculum were designed on a pedagogy that built on the skills, strengths, and interests students already possessed.
The Process Pedagogy Critics against the process approach: Argued that the pedagogy was not new or revolutionary but simply another “step” in the traditional pedagogy Suggested that the idea lacked consistency and structure Claimed that proponents of the process pedagogy were simply looking at “shock” value Believed that the process pedagogy was irresponsible because it failed to teach basic and necessary skills and conventions
Counterarguments: Process writing has never ignored standards or skills. These issues are addressed as they appear as opposed to a “scheduled” part of the lesson plan. No one true model of pedagogy will work for every child. The process pedagogy allows for the inclusion and adaptation of multiple pedagogies
The Process Pedagogy Proponents of the process pedagogy have developed proven writing strategies of : Freewriting Voice Personal Narrative Writing as a form of discovery