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.
As we are planning ahead for a busy Autumn Quarter, how can we provide students opportunities to get perspectives on writing from outside the classroom?
Writing for the classroom is very different from writing for the workplace or other public forums in context, expectations, and effect, and students can have a hard time adapting what they learn in the classroom to other settings. Student writers can benefit from hearing outside guests such as workplace professionals or scholars talk about their writing in the field.
Thanks to all who attended--we had a diverse group of people from several different units in the university, many of whom already had some experience writing press releases. Those who shared that experience added great depth to the workshop.
Marian will be posting a summary of the fantastic workshop last week on Community-Based Pedagogy. Many thanks to those who attended--and thanks especially to Professor Vesta Daniel, who gave a fascinating, inspiring talk about the pedagogical possibilities of engaging students with the community.