How can we empower our students to engage critically with our course materials?
One of the most exciting results of teaching--but most challenging to achieve--occurs when students are able to express curiosity about your course’s subject matter. Check out the following ideas for using writing to encourage your students to think more critically about their work.
On Feb 19th the Writing Center invited us to their staff meeting to discuss the type of work we do at WAC. After giving an overview of the services we provide for faculty and graduate students we discussed some ways that WAC and the Writing Center could work together including: potential collaborative workshops and promoting each other's programs with clients.
Professor Stephen Lee invited us to talk to his students in BME 600 about the different ethical obligations scientists have in writing about their work in different contexts.
We've got three workshops: one with the Department Theatre, one with Faculty and TA development, and then our workshop for International GTAs teaching writing. They all promise to be exciting. We'll report on each of them by next week. Molly, Shannon and I will also post some thoughts on the class presentations we've done for Comparative Studies, Greek, and Political Science, respectively.