Writers' journeys: ways of being, knowing and doing

Henderson, Robyn (2014) Writers' journeys: ways of being, knowing and doing. In: Weaving words: personal and professional transformation through writing as research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 159-170. ISBN 978-1-4438-5452-8

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Traditionally, reading and writing have been recognised as characteristics of a literate person. However, literacy educators generally acknowledge that becoming literate is a complex and dynamic process that incorporates much more than learning basic skills. Literacy is understood as a situated social and cultural practice that incorporates coding, semantic, pragmatic and critical competences (e.g., Freebody, 2004; 1982; Luke & Freebody, 1999). As Freire and Macedo (1987) highlighted, reading the word cannot happen without a reading of the world. Additionally, our literacies (using the plural term) and our ways of being, knowing and doing are interconnected with our discourse communities, our identities and our sense of agency (Moje & Lewis, 2007). In this chapter, I analyse selected examples of the students' writing and their reflections about their writing from Chapter 6, to investigate the students' ways of being, knowing and doing as they negotiate their journeys as writers. I conclude the chapter with a consideration of implications for teacher education.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 01:11
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 04:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: writing; literacy; discourses; dialectical relationships; textual analysis; linguistic analysis
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23881

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