Come join Kayla Bruce and Laurenn Jarema on Wednesday, February 20 @ noon in STV 133 as they facilitate a discussion about preliminary assessment. Kayla and Laurenn presented about this topic during the Spring Summit, and they will provide a “follow up” about how this type of assessment worked in ENG 101 at the beginning of this semester.
Bring a lunch, and enjoy drinks and desserts, courtesy of the Writing Program. We hope to see you there!
Dr. Ann Johns, Professor Emerita of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University, is our featured speaker of the spring 2013 semester. Dr. Johns will be discussing genre research in international settings at the following sessions in STV 133:
- Pedagogy Q&A and Luncheon – Wednesday, January 30 – 10am-1pm
- Genre, Activity Theory, and Common Core Standards – Wednesday, January 30 - 7pm-8:30pm
- Interactive Workshop on Research Motivations and Results – Thursday, January 31 – 10am-1pm
More information coming soon!
Let’s be honest. When we start throwing around terms like “activity theory” and “genre studies,” our students often have a particular reaction. They assume they don’t know what we’re talking about, but they don’t want to admit it to us, so they go to Wikipedia for answers. (Okay, let’s be really honest. We do this ourselves all the time!)
So, spend a few minutes and check out what Wikipedia has to say about these things. It’ll do you good to know what your students have been reading! And, you just might learn something new. The truth about Wikipedia is that it’s good at its job.
- Wikipedia on Activity Theory: a line of eclectic social sciences theories and research with its roots in the Soviet psychological activity theory pioneered by Alexei Leont’ev and Sergei Rubinstein. These scholars sought to understand human activities as complex, socially-situated phenomena … Go to the page to read more.
- Wikipedia on Genre Studies: an approach that examines the structural elements that combine in the telling of a story and finds patterns in collections of stories … Go to the page to read more.