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Teaching. Writing. Learning. Conversations on Teaching Writing

Teaching. Writing. Learning. Institute:  21st-Century Approaches & Assignments

Friday, September 12, 2014
Register here.
(limited to 25 participants)
Registration closes on August 25, and participants will be notified by email that day.

A day-long workshop on developing writing assignments that engage students in challenging and meaningful ways

  • An introduction to learning how cognitive science, technology, and theory affect writing pedagogy
  • Writing assignments that integrate media such as video, still photography, and audio (multimodal assignments)

For additional info, contact Elizabeth Covington.

Teaching. Writing. Learning. is a campus collaboration of the Center for Teaching, the Writing Studio, the Jean & Alexander Heard Library, the English Language Center, and the Curb Center to sponsor resourceful experiences for anyone who teaches writing at Vanderbilt.

In 2013-14, we sponsored a series of conversations. (See list below.)

In 2014-15, we’re holding a day-long workshop in September.  See above for details.

2013-14 Conversations

Starting the Conversation: A Panel on Inspiring Your Students to Write

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Guest Presenters:  Jonathan Gilligan (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Emily King (English), Richard Lloyd (Sociology)

Managing the Paper Load:  Grading Writing Efficiently and Effectively

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Opening Guest Presenter: Scott Juengel (English)

Writing and the Masses: Writing in Large Lecture Courses

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Opening Guest Presenter:  James Fraser (Human & Organizational Development/HOD)

Fear, Tired, Dread, Excited:  Student Feelings and the Research Assignment

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Opening Guest Presenter: Melinda Brown (Heard Library)

Writing as Discovery: Using Low-Stakes Writing to Help Students Learn

Tuesday, January 21
Opening Guest Presenter:  Amanda Benson (Biological Sciences)


Resources mentioned and shared at the conversations will be available on the “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” Research Guide, from the Jean & Alexander Heard Library (pictured right).


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