Zombie Paradigms in the Classroom: Assuaging the Problems of Current-Traditionalism

The field of writing studies has been arguing for decades about disposing of current-traditionalism (CT). Scholars, professional groups, graduate students, and even deans now advocate for teaching written communication in other ways. These new paradigms, collectively known as post-process, have shown considerably better student outcomes and improved teaching experience. Yet, the fact remains that they … Continue reading Zombie Paradigms in the Classroom: Assuaging the Problems of Current-Traditionalism

To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers: Amid a pandemic and QAnon conspiracies, this librarian is focused on facts. (repost of a NYTimes Op-ed)

This is a link to the article "To Learn the Truth, Read my Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers" by Mary Mann, a librarian. This article provides a nice walk-through of the writing process in the context of Wikipedia. Worth a read for how people can write and the writing process as it applies to critical … Continue reading To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers: Amid a pandemic and QAnon conspiracies, this librarian is focused on facts. (repost of a NYTimes Op-ed)

Uncertainty as a vital component of learning: making room for the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’

By Dr Vic Boyd, Academic Development Tutor, Institute for University to Business Education (U2B) Managing uncertainty is an area of expertise for every single member of staff at GCU. Particularly at this time of year as we embark on a new academic session, there are many friendly, familiar unknowns that we have become adept at … Continue reading Uncertainty as a vital component of learning: making room for the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’

Infographics to Support Writing Development Within Process-based Writing Pedagogy

Undraa Maamuujav, Jenell Krishnan, & Penelope Collins Infographics are visual representations designed to present information, data, and knowledge quickly and clearly (Krauss, 2012). A writing curriculum that explicitly teaches writers how to develop infographics as an authentic method of planning their ideas and communicating them to an intended audience may hold unique affordances for their…Infographics … Continue reading Infographics to Support Writing Development Within Process-based Writing Pedagogy

Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally?

This post originally appeared on the National Writing Project’s “Ahead of the Code” blog on Medium on August 22, 2020. Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally? You would think that, as English teachers, we would have been more appreciative. Even from the founding of our major professional organization, the National Council of Teachers of English, we … Continue reading Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally?