CFP: Teaching Matters: On Paying Attention (12/15/06; 3/30/07)

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Horn Jason
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With a world of distractions vying for attention, we rarely
wholeheartedly give it. Students and teachers often find themselves
physically present but mentally absent form classrooms. Becoming mindful
of the present moment and the work at hand is key, then; but being aware
of the present moment-or text-before us may be difficult.

Presentations may address ways in which we pay attention to students or
attempt to hold their attention. Participants can discuss traditional
means of focusing on classroom moments, which might include close
reading, analytical study, or observation techniques whether in the arts
or sciences. They might also cover the technology available for
centering student thought. Or presenters might discuss the ways in which
we attend to the realities of students in efforts to not only care for
them but to know just when and what they are understanding at any given



Send short paragraph proposals to Dr. Jason Horn, Humanities Division,
Gordon College, Barnesville, GA 30204 by December 15, 2006.

You can also email me at or check for the official "Call"
at Gordon's website: <>=20



Jason G. Horn, Ph.D

Professor of English

Humanities, Gordon College

Barnesville, GA 30204


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