Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Webcast: A Shared Language: Threshold Concepts in Writing Studies

On April 25 2016 1-2.30pm US Central time (which is 7-8.30pm UK time) ACRL has organised a free webcast: A Shared Language: Threshold Concepts in Writing Studies. The presenters are Linda Adler-Kassner (Professor of Writing Studies, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of California Santa Barbara, USA) and Elizabeth Wardle (Howe Professor of English, Director of the Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA). "In this interactive presentation, authors of the book Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, will talk about their modified crowd-sourced effort to ask colleagues in Writing Studies to identify threshold concepts in their field. As part of this process, they will describe their method and rationale for undertaking this initiative, in particular their desire to impact writing pedagogy and policy. They will also address how threshold concepts can be useful in initiatives such as program and curriculum design and professional development. The remainder of the webinar will be focused on answering questions and engaging in dialog with participants." "Registration is limited to the first 100 attendees; it is strongly encouraged for groups (two or more attendees from the same library or network of libraries) to participate in this webinar together using a single login. For those unable to attend, a link to the archived presentation will be shared via the listservs following the webinar."
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Photo by Sheila webber: cherry blossom, April 2016

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