Chapter 11: Extending the Conventional Writing Genres

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Chapter 11 notes that there are many taken-for-granted assumptions about research, writing, and publications. This chapter strives to stretch thinking about what publishable scholarship about learning and teaching is and can be. It defines “genre,” notes the possibilities and risks of writing in “unconventional” genres, describes key features and formats of eleven specific genres, and provides some preliminary guidelines for writing in different genres.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are your preferred writing genres and why?
  2. How might other writing genres enable you to communicate about your learning and teaching in important ways?
  3. Which of the processes in Figure 11.1 work for you and in what order?

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