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The Meaningful Writing Project

Author : Michele Eodice
ISBN : 9781607325802
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In the face of the continuing discourse of crisis in US education, The Meaningful Writing Project offers readers an affirming story of writing in higher education that shares students’ experiences in their own voices. In presenting the results of a three-year study consisting of surveys and interviews of university seniors and their faculty across three diverse institutions, authors Michele Eodice, Anne Ellen Geller, and Neal Lerner consider students’ perceptions of their meaningful writing experiences, the qualities of those experiences, and instructors’ perspectives on assignment design and delivery. This study confirms that meaningful assignments offer students opportunities to engage with instructors, peers, and texts and are relevant to past experiences and passions as well as to future aspirations and identities. Meaningful writing occurs across majors, in both required and elective courses, and beyond students’ years at college. Additionally, the study makes clear that faculty across the curriculum devote significant care and attention to creating writing assignments that support student learning, as they understand writing performance to be a developmental process connected to overall cognitive and social development, student engagement with learning, and success in a wide variety of disciplines and professions. The Meaningful Writing Project provides writing center directors, WPAs, other composition scholars, and all faculty interested in teaching and learning with writing an unprecedented look into the writing projects students find meaningful.

Performing Arts As High Impact Practice

Author : Michelle Hayford
ISBN : 9783319729442
Genre : Education
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This book investigates how the performing arts in higher education nationally contribute to the “high impact practices,” as identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). Using the well-known map of the HIPs for illustrating the centrality of performing arts practices in higher education, the editors and authors of this volume call for increased participation by performing arts programs in general education and campus initiatives, with specific case studies as a guide. Performing arts contribute to the efforts of their institution in delivering a strong liberal arts education that uniquely serves students to meet the careers of the future. This is the first book to explicitly link the performing arts to the HIPs, and will result in the implementation of best practices to better meet the educational needs of students. At stake is the viability of performing arts programs to continue to serve students in their pursuit of a liberal arts education.

Writing Program And Writing Center Collaborations

Author : Alice Johnston Myatt
ISBN : 9781137599322
Genre : Education
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This book demonstrates how to develop and engage in successful academic collaborations that are both practical and sustainable across campuses and within local communities. Authored by experienced writing program administrators, this edited collection includes a wide range of information addressing collaborative partnerships and projects, theoretical explorations of collaborative praxis, and strategies for sustaining collaborative initiatives. Contributors offer case studies of writing program collaborations and honestly address both the challenges of academic collaboration and the hallmarks of successful partnerships.

Literacy Practices And Perceptions Of Agency

Author : Bronwyn T. Williams
ISBN : 9781317212904
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this book, Bronwyn T. Williams explores how perceptions of agency—whether a person perceives and feels able to read and write successfully in a given context—are critical in terms of how people perform their literate identities. Drawing on interviews and observations with students in several countries, he examines the intersections of the social and the personal in relation to how and, crucially, why people engage successfully or struggle painfully in literacy practices and what factors and forces they regard as enabling or constraining their actions. Recognizing such moments and patterns can help teachers and researchers rethink their approaches to teaching to facilitate students’ sense of agency as writers and readers.

Creative Ways Of Knowing In Engineering

Author : Diana Bairaktarova
ISBN : 9783319493527
Genre : Science
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This book offers a platform for engineering educators who are interested in implementing a “creative ways of knowing” approach to presenting engineering concepts. The case studies in this book reveal how students learn through creative engagement that includes not only design and build activities, but also creative presentations of learning, such as composing songs, writing poems and short stories, painting and drawing, as well as designing animations and comics. Any engineering educator will find common ground with the authors, who are all experienced engineering and liberal arts professors, who have taken the step to include creative activities and outlets for students learning engineering.

Composition Studies 45 2 Fall 2017

Author : Laura R. Micciche
ISBN : 1602359946
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The oldest independent periodical in the field, Composition Studies publishes original articles relevant to rhetoric and composition, including those that address teaching college writing; theorizing rhetoric and composing; administering writing programs; and, among other topics, preparing the field's future teacher-scholars. All perspectives and topics of general interest to the profession are welcome. We also publish Course Designs, which contextualize, theorize, and reflect on the content and pedagogy of a course. CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 45.2 (Fall 2017) From the Editor ARTICLES: "Multilingualizing" Composition: A Diary Self-Study of Learning Spanish and Chinese by Carol Severino The Symbolic Life of the Moleskine Notebook: Material Goods as a Tableau for Writing Identity Performance by Cydney Alexis Writing By the Book, Writing Beyond the Book by Kristine Johnson Bodies in Composition: Teaching Writing through Kinesthetic Performance by Janine Butler Valuing Writers from a Neurodiversity Perspective: Integrating New Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder into Composition Pedagogy by Elizabeth Tomlinson and Sara Newman Forget Formulas: Teaching Form through Function in Slow Writing and Reading as a Writer by Michelle Tremmel The Linguistic Memory of Composition and and the Rhetoric and Composition PhD: Forgetting (and Remembering) Language and Language Difference in Doctoral Curricula by Carrie Byars Kilfoil COURSE DESIGNS: Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the U.S. Nuevo South by Steven Alvarez Stretch and Studio Composition Practicum: Creating a Culture of Support and Success for Developing Writers at a Hispanic-Serving Institution by Cristyn L. Elder and Bethany Davila Spies Like Us: Gamifying the Composition Classroom and Breaking the Academic Code by Jess Slentz, Kristin E. Kondrlik, and Michelle Lyons-McFarland WHERE WE ARE: LATINX COMPOSITIONS AND RHETORICS: In Defense of Latinx by Christine Garcia Chicanx/Latinx Rhetorics as Methodology for Writing Program Design at HSIs by AydE EnrIquez-Loya and Kendall Leon Crafting a Composition Pedagogy with Latino Students in Mind by E. DomInguez Barajas Latinx and Latin American Community Literacy Practices en Confianza by Steven Alvarez Identity, Decolonialism, and Digital Archives by Cruz Medina Decolonial Options and Writing Studies by Iris Ruiz and DamiAn Baca Problematizing Mestizaje by Eric Rodriguez and Everardo J. Cuevas Speaking from and about Brown Bodies: A Personal and Political Story of Sharing Identities by Nicole Gonzales Howell BOOK REVIEWS: Decolonizing Rhetoric and Composition Studies: New Latinx Keywords for Theory and Pedagogy, edited by Iris D. Ruiz and RaUl SAnchez, Reviewed by J. Paul Padilla Cross-Border Networks in Writing Studies, by Derek Mueller, Andrea Williams, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, and Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Reviewed by Chen Chen The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Education, by Michele Eodice, Anne Ellen Geller, and Neal Lerner, Reviewed by Rick Fisher From Boys to Men: Rhetorics of Emergent American Masculinity, by Leigh Ann Jones, Reviewed by Timothy Ballingall Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being, by Thomas Rickert, Reviewed by Mark Christopher Lane Reclaiming Accountability: Improving Writing Programs through Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessments, edited by Wendy Sharer, Tracy Ann Morse, Michelle F. Eble, and William P. Banks, Reviewed by Maggie Collins, Women, Writing, and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out, edited by Tobi Jacobi and Ann Folwell Stanford, Reviewed by Annie Osburn CONTRIBUTORS

Writing America

Author : Sarah Robbins
ISBN : 0807745278
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This practical volume addresses teachers' most immediate and constant wish to engage students in meaningful learning. Written by teachers affiliated with the National Writing Project, this engrossing collection presents examples of classroom-based community studies projects that showcase teachers' reflective practice in action, models for professional growth, collaborative staff development programs, and much more. It features: replicable projects emphasizing approaches to doing research and writing that are both engaging for students and academically rigorous; comprehensive curricular models for building energetic, public connections between the classroom and the larger community; chapters that connect the standards-based classroom work to teacher professional development and to emerging trends in American Studies and literacy instruction.


Author : Brad Peters
ISBN : 1602355029
Genre : Education
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JAEPL provides a forum to encourage research, theory, and classroom practices involving expanded concepts of language.

Writing As A Learning Tool

Author : Paivi Tynjala
ISBN : 9789401007405
Genre : Education
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This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means of writing. It is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers.

Analysing Academic Writing

Author : Louise Ravelli
ISBN : 0826488021
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume covers the writing not only of native speakers of the language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Australian editors.

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