The Meaningful Writing Project

Learning, Teaching and Writing in Higher Education

Author: Michele Eodice,Anne Ellen Geller,Neal Lerner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607325802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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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.
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High-Impact Practices in Online Education

Research and Best Practices

Author: Kathryn E. Linder,Chrysanthemum Mattison Hayes

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1620368498

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This volume offers the first comprehensive guide to how high-impact practices (HIPs) are being implemented in online environments and how they can be adjusted to meet the needs of online learners. This multi-disciplinary approach will assist faculty and administrators to effectively implement HIPs in distance education courses and online programs. With a chapter devoted to each of the eleven HIPs, this collection offers guidance that takes into account the differences between e-learners and traditional on-campus students. A primary goal of High-Impact Practices Online is to share the ways in which HIPs may need to be amended to meet the needs of online learners. Through specific examples and practical suggestions in each chapter, readers are introduced to concrete strategies for transitioning HIPs to the online environment that can be utilized across a range of disciplines and institution types. Each chapter of High-Impact Practices Online also references the most recent and relevant literature on each HIP so that readers are brought up to date on what makes online HIPs successful. The book provides guidance on how best to implement HIPs to increase retention and completion for online learners.
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Writing Program and Writing Center Collaborations

Transcending Boundaries

Author: Alice Johnston Myatt,Lynée Lewis Gaillet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137599324

Category: Education

Page: 275

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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.
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Small Teaching Online

Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

Author: Flower Darby,James M. Lang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119619092

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Find out how to apply learning science in online classes The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains. • Explains how you can support your online students • Helps your students find success in this non-traditional learning environment • Covers online and blended learning • Addresses specific challenges that online instructors face in higher education Small Teaching Online presents research-based teaching techniques from an online instructional design expert and the bestselling author of Small Teaching.
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Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering

Author: Diana Bairaktarova,Michele Eodice

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319493523

Category: Science

Page: 234

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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.
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JAEPL

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Author: Brad Peters,Joona Smitherman Trapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602355026

Category: Education

Page: 174

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JAEPL provides a forum to encourage research, theory, and classroom practices involving expanded concepts of language.
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Composition Studies 45.2 (Fall 2017)

Author: Laura R. Micciche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602359949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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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 Aydé Enríquez-Loya and Kendall Leon Crafting a Composition Pedagogy with Latino Students in Mind by E. Domínguez 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 Damián 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 Raúl Sánchez, 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
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Reformers, Teachers, Writers

Curricular and Pedagogical Inquiries

Author: Neal Lerner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 160732881X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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In Reformers, Teachers, Writers, Neal Lerner explores the distinction between curriculum and pedagogy in writing studies—and the ways in which failing to attend to that distinction results in the failure of educational reform. Lerner’s mixed-methods approach—quantitative, qualitative, textual, historical, narrative, and theoretical—reflects the importance and effects of curriculum in a wide variety of settings, whether in writing centers, writing classrooms, or students’ out-of-school lives, as well as the many methodological approaches available to understand curriculum in writing studies. The richness of this approach allows for multiple considerations of the distinction and relationship between pedagogy and curriculum. Chapters are grouped into three parts: disciplinary inquiries, experiential inquiries, and empirical inquiries, exploring the presence and effect of curriculum and its relationship to pedagogy in multiple sites, both historical and contemporary, and for multiple stakeholders. Reformers, Teachers, Writers calls out writing studies’ inattention to curriculum, which hampers efforts to enact meaningful reform and to have an impact on larger conversations about education and writing. The book will be invaluable to scholars, teachers, and administrators interested in rhetoric and composition, writing studies, and education.
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Writing as a Learning Tool

Integrating Theory and Practice

Author: Päivi Tynjälä,L. Mason,K. Lonka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401007403

Category: Education

Page: 219

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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.
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Education Development and Leadership in Higher Education

Implementing an Institutional Strategy

Author: Kym Fraser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134310498

Category: Education

Page: 238

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In today's highly competitive and globalized higher education market, leaders and managers find themselves considering the same issues of quality assurance, increased participation, the potential of new technologies and improving standards of teaching, learning and leadership. Education development has a central role to play in these areas, and should be a core element in the strategic positioning of all higher education institutions. This book is a packed with research and proven case study material on what education development can offer managers in higher education. It draws from worldwide experiences of leading innovative educational developers, and illustrates the numerous ways in which education development strategies, structures and processes can make a difference to an institution's corporate strategy.
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