Across the globe, the nature of writing in the twentifirst century is coming under increasing scrutiny as technology becomes an ever increasing component of everyday life, and as measuring human output also takes hold in many disciplines. This book offers an alternative to these twin developments, providing instead many alternatives. Coming from an international set of authors with different world views, paradigms and praxes, the common theme of writing is explored with deep enthusiasm, interest in productivity and human capacity, and that leads to a polyphonic and progressive inquiry to the subject matter. Each author’s initial contribution suggest that writing as an object of study needs reimagining, be it connected to learning, knowledge creation, or artistic expression. Writing is a deeply ‘person’ centred process, and its open, transformative and multidimensional nature escaped definitions but can be understood through the metaphor of the gift.
Reimagining Writing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Phil Fitzsimmons and Johanna Pentikäinen
This book offers an alternative to these twin developments, providing instead many alternatives. Coming from an international set of authors with different world views, paradigms and praxes, the common theme of writing is explored with deep enthusiasm, interest in productivity and human capacity, and that leads to a polyphonic and progressive inquiry to the subject matter.
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The Gift of Writing: An Introduction to a Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Perspective
Johanna Pentikäinen and Phil Fitzsimmons
Part I Multiple Attitudes towards Writing and Learning
Writing to Learn: A Cross Sectional Study of Three Age Groups
Roxanne Wong and Brett White
Sense of Genre in Fifth Graders’ Text Construction
Encouraging Young Generation to Write: What Works, What Does Not Work?
Part II Writing in Sciences and Information
Science as Narrative: As Paradigm Change in Explaining Quantum Physics
Georg Friedrich Simet
Building an Argumentative Line in Academic Papers
Intertextuality as a Tool for Expressing Author’s Intentions in a Text
A Comparative Exploration of the Distinctive Qualities of Oral Handwritten and Typed Language in Memory and Recall
Cristina Izura, Barnaby Dicker, Vivienne Rogers and Jordan Randell
Part III Origins of Writing
Developing Authors in Changing Context
Incubating Magic, Mystery and the Macabre: An Author’s View of His Writing Process
Phil Fitzsimmons, Edie Lanphar and Stephen Morris
Writing about Roses: Authority and Authenticity in Writing
Spectacular Spectres: The Rite of Writing as a Paranormal Activity
Phil Fitzsimmons is an Associate Professor of Education at Avondale College of Higher Education. Prior to taking up this appointment as current Assistant Dean – Research, he was Director of Research at the San Roque Research Institute, Santa Barbara, California.
Johanna Pentikäinen is PhD and lectures at the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. She is deeply interested in fiction writing and uses of literature in learning.