Title: The origins of writing in the disciplines : traditions of seminar writing and the Humboldtian ideal of the research university
Authors : Kruse, Otto
Published in : Written Communication
Volume(Issue) : 23
Issue : 3
Pages : 331
Pages to: 352
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
Issue Date: Jul-2006
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Forschungsuniversität; Geschichte des Schreibens; Seminarpädagogik; Wissenschaftliches Schreiben
Subject (DDC) : 808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: The introduction of seminars to university teaching marks the onset of a new teaching philosophy and practice in which writing is used to make students independent learners and researchers. Although the beginnings of writing pedagogy at American universities are well documented, little is known about its origins in Germany. The article tracks the history of seminar teaching back to its roots and reviews its historical development from the very beginnings to the point when seminars became the pedagogical flagship of the Humboldtian research university. Twenty seminar regulations from Prussian universities, written between 1812 and 1839, are reviewed with respect to the prescriptions they contain about writing. They reveal that a writing-to-learn pedagogy was elaborated as early as about 1820. The most important claim of the article is that an early concept of writing in the disciplines was central to the development of the Humboldtian research university.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1177/0741088306289259
ISSN: 0741-0883
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8993
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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