A Natural Way to Write
Harry S. Truman College
Mark B. Turner
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
June 24, 2011
Princeton University Press Blog, June 24, 2011
Traditional writing instruction tacitly assumes that writing is a normal human activity requiring no fundamental cognitive work. We begin by acknowledging the fact that writing is utterly alien to the human evolutionary endowment. There is, however, a species-wide, ancient behavior underlying writing. Cognitive scientists call it "joint attention," and we think it is the most sensible and practical place to begin learning to write.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: Writing, Joint Attention, Cognitive ScienceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 16, 2011
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