Connecting Regular In-Class Writing to Students Learning Content More Deeply

This workshop is based on the premise that attention to practicing writing can promote students’ deep learning processes. Writing is an effective way for students to both learn and to demonstrate their learning, yet teaching students writing can be daunting for instructors teaching content-focus courses. Participants will engage in some writing-to-learn practices to support student learning, faculty writing, and faculty development. Some of these practices include: freewriting, think pieces, in-class writing, pen-to-paper writing, and journal writing.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Consider a framework for communicating previously unnamed rules or practices of academic writing;
  • Develop a set of practices you can use to encourage students to write “better”; and
  • Identify some teaching practices to bring “low-stakes writing” into your next course meeting.

Session Date

  • 9/8/2016

    Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab, Room 244
    Ekstrom Library

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Presenter Bio

Nisha Gupta, Ph.D., has been teaching women’s and gender studies, philosophy, peace studies, and critical theory for over 15 years, previously at Syracuse University. Since coming to UofL in 2009 as part of the Ideas to Action (i2a) team, Nisha has been developing a knowledge and research base in critical thinking, assessment of student learning, and reflective writing. She is the point person for the Culminating Undergraduate Experience, also known as the “CUE,” which is part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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