Abstract 7- Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2007

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 2, Number 3, Winter 2007



To Grow What You Know, Expand How You Show: Graduate Students Explore Multigenre

Dorothy Suskind
University of Mary Washington


In an effort to impart and demonstrate the importance to my pre-service teachers of creating a curriculum that encourages inquiry, infuses technology, utilizes authentic means of assessment, and pushes for a critical stance, I asked them to construct a multigenre research project. Through this process, students learned specific and transferable skills for creating a classroom environment that leaps past rote memorization of isolated skills and into deep-level, cultural understandings that promote the development of informed and contributive citizens.

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About the Author(s)…

Dorothy Suskind is an assistant professor of education at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She earned a Ph.D. in Reading Education at the University of Virginia. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in constructivism, language and literacy, and general education. Her research interests include reading and writing in the content areas and critical literacy. Contact information: dsuskind@umw.edu