CFP: Collaboration and the Writing Workshop (4/9/07; CCCC, 4/2/08-4/5/08)

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Dvornik, Christine
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Call for papers: Collaboration and the Writing Workshop CCCC 2008

The small group workshop holds promise in that by sharing work with peers, students world-views are expanded. In brining together different people, backgrounds, and experiences, the successful small group workshop bridges the private and the public and establishes a new sense of reality for students. Yet, often times the workshop is used by instructors and students with little positive effect. Theorists seem to have figured out the theoretical implications of pedagogy of collaboration, but today we find ourselves requiring and employing workshops out of habit that don't seem to be very productive.

This session proposes to explore questions surrounding the nature and viability of the writing workshop. Papers may address questions such as: What is the nature of the workshop? Is the workshop public or private? What are implications for the discourse? Does the workshop function to expand student's world-views or produce better writing? How does the workshop function in a WAC curriculum? How does (or should) the workshop act to develop social responsibility? How can professors create a successful workshop pedagogy?

If you are interested in contributing to this panel, please send a 300 word
abstract via email by April 10, 2007 to:
Christine Dvornik
(310) 593-1346

Christine Dvornik
Department of English
Loyola Marymount University

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