C. Coffin. Journal of Curriculum Studies38 (4):
413--429(August 2006)This article usefully accompanied by Tim Moore's 'The Processes of learning ...' which also describes how genre awareness and mapping can help writing in three disciplines, including history. Particularly useful is the way Coffin sketches the different sub genres within history writing and how these are developed as the child progresses through the school curriculum. What I think is particularly useful is her discussion of how the 'Teaching-Learning cycle' can help students become aware of the requirements of 'institututionalised' genres that are new to them..