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Date of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
Laura Miller Schubert
Writing scholars Adler-Kassner and Wardle, Beaufort, and Devet have placed pragmatic learning goals of transfer at the core of education’s purpose. This thesis shares the assumption of pragmatic learning goals for education and examines these goals for transfer through Meyer and Land’s theory of threshold concepts in the context of first-year composition courses. Covering Meyer and Land’s foundational work on threshold concepts and Thorndike and Woodworth’s groundbreaking research that later informed Perkins and Salomon’s work in transfer, this thesis aims to contextualize this literature within and operationalize it for first-year writing programs’ curriculum course design through the creation and testing of a curriculum mapping tool.
Smith, Kerry, "Threshold concepts and transfer: A curriculum mapping tool for first-year writing" (2020). Masters Theses, 2020-current. 38.