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Designing Your Writing/Writing Your Design: Art and Design Students Talk About the Process of Writing and the Process of Design

Orr, Susan and Blythman, Margo and Mullin, Joan (2006) Designing Your Writing/Writing Your Design: Art and Design Students Talk About the Process of Writing and the Process of Design. Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing, 3 (1). pp. 1-17.

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Orr, Susan and Blythman, Margo and Mullin, Joan
Description:

How to write, and the relationship between images and writing, has been changing within the academy. Some indication of this can be seen in the new composition texts that emphasize reading visuals or teaching students in our largely visual culture (e.g. Faigley, George, Selfe, & Palchik , 2004; Alfano & O'Brien, 2005; Ruszkiewicz, Anderson, & Friend, 2006). However, little account has been taken of students' perceptions of the visual and the written. In order to determine whether such perceptions might alter our understandings of the relationship between the image and the word, as well as revise our pedagogy, we conducted joint research with art and design students in the UK and US. We address here four of the areas of interest that emerged from our data: students' personal relationship with writing/art and design, the role of peers and audience, engagement with process, and conceptions of time. The research supported some common assumptions about teaching writing to students with visual preferences, and challenged others. As a result of these student voices, we offer some reflections that reinforce current pedagogies and suggest changes of our classroom methods.

Official Website: http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/visual/orr_blythman_mullin.cfm
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: teaching and learning research
Your affiliations with UAL: Other Affiliations > The Teaching and Learning Exchange
Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2014 13:43
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 15:53
Item ID: 7369
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7369

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