CFP: Teaching Methodologies in the Humanities and Sciences (2/28/06; journal issue)

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Jennifer Way
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Call for essays on Teaching Methodologies in the Humanities and
Sciences, for publication as a special section in Academic Exchange
Quarterly 10 no 2 (Summer 2006). Guest Editor, Jennifer Way, Associate
Professor, Art History, Manuscripts from graduate students
and college and university faculty are especially welcomed. For details,
including instructions for submission, please consult Deadline: end of February
2006. Early submission is encouraged.

Papers may explore any of the following themes or suggest others: What
do methodologies courses contributing to the various disciplines of the
humanities and sciences share? How are we using methodologies to prepare
students not only to work within but also across disciplines and also
across the humanities and sciences? How are changes in disciplines
constituting the humanities and sciences respectively impacting
methodologies courses? For example, in the humanities, what is the
impact of revisions to or the jettisoning of canons, or of the increased
importance of theory in scholarship? How do methodologies courses in the
humanities and sciences respectively deal with the multiplication of
research materials in this age of ever-burgeoning information? In an era
of multidisciplinarity, how do they address the multiplication of
research methods? Are methodologies courses providing foundational
preparation for proceeding to more advanced study in specific
disciplines or in area, inter- and cross- disciplinary programs or
cognates consisting of newly formed associations between long-standing
and more recently configured fields? What contributions are
methodologies courses expected to make to undergraduate and graduate
programs? Are methodologies courses emphasizing intellectual content as
distinct from or to the exclusion of teaching or practical information
about professional practice? How do methodologies courses evaluate
student learning? Are methodologies courses being asked to shoulder
additional responsibilities in preparing and evaluating students, given
the increasing institutional interest in and expectations regarding the
evaluation of student learning? How does a department determine who
teaches its methodologies courses?


Jennifer Way, PhD
Associate Professor of Art History
School of Visual Arts
University of North Texas
P.O. Box 305100
Denton, TX 76203-5100
Tel: 940-565-4029
Fax: 940-565-4717

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