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Title: A realist approach to writing: developing a theoretical model of written composition to inform a computer mediated learning application
Authors: Pratt, Deirdre Denise 
Keywords: Writing;Written composition
Issue Date: 2007
An in-depth investigation into the nature of composing was carried out to provide the theoretical basis for a computer mediated learning application, an interactive writing tutor computer program which might be customised by users to fit different educational contexts. The investigation was carried out within a critical realist perspective, from which viewpoint composing can be seen to have an external reality in common with other social phenomena. The intended outcome was to arrive at a description of writing which more closely approximated the reality so as to design more effective learning interactions, in particular, the writing tutor program itself
Submitted in fulfilment of requirements for Doctor Technology: Language Practice, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2007.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Arts and Design)

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