CFP: Reflections on Writing: Pedagogy, Expectations, and Best Practices (1/15/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Suzanne Green
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green@nsula.edu

Reflections on Writing: Pedagogy, Expectations, and Best Practices
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With the renewed influence on writing competency, instructors at all levels of the educational system are revisiting the ways in which they conceive of good writing and good teaching practices, as well as the ways in which they present these ideas to their students. Further, the current focus on composition pedagogy emphasizes the reflective aspect of the process and serves to encourage instructors to conceive of writing not merely as a sequence of assignments or activities, but as a deliberate representation of the theoretical framework that informs those activities.

The editors propose a volume of essays that examine the teaching of writing in the context of reflective, research-based practice. Some questions to consider include, but are not limited to:

* What does good writing look like? How can this be communicated to students at varying grade levels (K - post-secondary)?

* What critical/scholarly/pedagogical perspective provides the framework for the ways in which you teach writing? How do multidisciplinary courses influence this framework?

* What is the difference between teaching writing and merely assigning it? How can we move from assigning to teaching?

* How can writing be used as a teaching tool in non-English/Language Arts classes?

* How can a school-wide writing pedagogy be developed that will work in all disciplines? What would a school-wide writing philosophy look like?

* How can research be brought to bear in classroom instruction seamlessly?

This volume seeks to re-examine these questions and other related issues; fresh approaches and discussions are vital. Essays may derive from personal experiences in the classroom, but should be research-based, demonstrating a clear position within the ongoing conversations concerning purposeful writing instruction.

Please submit proposals/abstracts of approximately 500 words before 15 January 2005 to:

Suzanne Disheroon-Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
NSU Writing Project Site Director
Director of Graduate Studies in English
Northwestern State University
Department of Language and Communication
Natchitoches, LA 71497
green_at_nsula.edu

Email submission strongly preferred.

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Suzanne Disheroon-Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies in English
NSU Writing Project Site Director
Northwestern State University
Department of Language and Communication
Natchitoches, LA 71497
318.357.5327
318.357.5942 (fax)
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