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The dilemma of genre in teaching writing

Black, Paul (1992). The dilemma of genre in teaching writing. ILT News,(92):93-102.

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Title The dilemma of genre in teaching writing
Author Black, Paul
Journal Name ILT News
Publication Date 1992
Issue Number 92
ISSN 0286-3545   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 93
End Page 102
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication Tokyo, Japan
Publisher Waseda University, Institute of Language Teaching
Language English
Field of Research 130204 - English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In Australia, and perhaps other countries, there has been increased emphasis on the importance of genre in teaching writing to both first-language speakers and learners of English. What has not been well noted, however, is that a fundamental conflict between what is desirable and what tends to be pedagogically most practical actually follows from the definition of genre used by such proponents of genre-based teaching as Martin (1984). After showing why this is so in theory I will discuss what this means in terms of classroom practice.
Keywords writing pedagogy

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