[Update] Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

EXTENDED: Proposal submission deadline - December 15, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

While we encourage and welcome all topics involving pedagogy and/or curriculum development, some suggestions for possible papers or panels are listed below:
● Using this year's theme "Food & Culture in a Global Context" in the classroom
● Combining unusual disciplines in Writing Across the Curriculum courses
● Utilizing new media technologies or Web 2.0 tools
● Discussing the benefits and challenges of online teaching
● Teaching games and game theory
● Utilizing social networking tools in the class room
● Using Wikis or Blogs in the classroom
● Teaching with podcasts and videocasts
● Editing family letters and/or journals in student projects
● Promoting active learning by co-opting structures typically associated with webpages
● Integrating service learning with traditional curricula
● Constructing student projects as museum exhibits

All proposals must include: 1) A 100-250 word abstract, including name of presenter(s) and contact information; 2) A brief biographical statement of 50 words or less; 3) List of any audiovisual equipment you will need for your presentation (please check the Conference Audiovisual Policies at http://swtxpca.org/documents/pages.html before submitting your request). Submit your proposals as .doc, .docx, .pages, or .rtf documents to the Conference Submission Database (http://conference2012.swtxpca.org). You will need to set up an account on the database for this purpose. For step-by-step instructions, download the document at this link (http://swtxpca.org/documents/Subject_Areas_Docs/SWTX%20Online%20Paper%20...).

Pedagogies and the Profession, co-chairs
Kurt Depner
Leslie A. Donovan