Teaching for Writing Transfer in the Major
Date: Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Malpass Library, Room 180
Instructor(s): Neil Baird, Rebekah Buchanan, C Dilger
Description: : A lot of writing instruction assumes writers can easily apply knowledge from prior courses or life experience to other contexts. However, research in writing studies suggests that transfer can be very difficult. Neil Baird and Bradley Dilger, both professors of writing at WIU, are conducting a multi-year research project which examines writing transfer for students as they write in their majors and continue into their profession. Their study of 10 writers at WIU identifies the classroom practices, curricular habits, habits of mind, and cultural forces that make transfer difficult. With Rebekah Buchanan, we share preliminary findings, including discussion of the place of transfer in the curriculum. We offer a model for thinking about transfer productively and include specific suggestions for teaching for transfer. Participants are encouraged to email assignments and example papers to Dilger beforehand for consultation. The presentation will include ample time for questions. Tweet this!
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