Thursday, January 31, 2013
11:30 am-1:00 pm (lunch will be provided)
KCKCC conference center
7250 state avenue kansas city, kansas 66112 (conference center on campus adjacent to the lake)
RSVP: jodi 816.235.5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join colleagues for lunch and discussion about how writing can support student learning in your classes. Ample research suggests that writing activities that encourage students to discover rather than demonstrate knowledge can be effective learning tools. Microthemes in computer science, personal journals for microbiology, and freewriting in sociology are but a few examples outside of English of using writing to bolster student engagement and learning. Participants will practice several writing activities and consider how specific kinds of writing tasks support different forms of learning.