A Freirian reading of online writing workshops
Bolland, Craig D. (2012) A Freirian reading of online writing workshops. Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses, 16(1).
Online writing workshops provide educational spaces within which writers can learn and refine their craft. In order to better understand the dialogic mechanisms behind that learning, this paper examines ways in which online writing workshops might be described as functioning in manners akin to Freirian culture circles. This paper identifies several key characteristics that define Paulo Freire’s concept of the culture circle. It compares these characteristics to the structure of and interactive practices within an online writing workshop. It unpacks some of Freire’s ideas about codification and decodification of situated problems and about achieving critical consciousness, and examines how exemplars of this can be found in online writing workshops.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Freire, pedagogy, creative writing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 The Author|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2013 22:52|
|Last Modified:||18 Dec 2013 03:55|
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