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Building Critical Thinking through Writing, in Any Discipline: Strategies and Tips from GW Faculty

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Featured Workshop: Collaboration of Writing in the Disciplines (WID), STEM Academy, and the UTLC

Do you want to learn how to use writing to deepen students’ critical thinking? Do you want to improve written work in general? Facilitated by multi-disciplinary team of experienced GW faculty members, this active workshop will provide examples of what works to encourage critical thinking through writing. Learn the essentials of how to design and implement activities and assignments that maximize writing’s potential to help students develop and refine ideas. Examine how students view and interpret writing expectations as they move between subject areas with often unique forms of writing in the discipline. Participants will leave with practical tips for what instructors can do to build and clarify assignments to promote student success in writing and thinking.

Workshop faculty: Lowell Abrams (Math), Kathryn Kleppinger (French), Catherine Woytowicz (Public Policy & Chemistry), and Oya Altinkilic (Finance)

Part I (11:30a-12:45p )

In an interactive roundtable format, Lowell Abrams (Math), Kathryn Kleppinger (French), Catherine Woytowicz (Public Policy & Chemistry), and Oya Altinkilic (Finance) highlight the ways writing works best for them in their disciplines and the strategies they have found most effective in helping students engage authentically with those ways of writing. They will invite participants to compare and contrast teaching and doing writing across the disciplinary contexts.

Part II 12:45-1:30p)
Discipline-focused breakout sessions led by our four presenters. Each presenter has designed a participatory discussion around teaching and doing writing in the larger area in which they research and teach—the STEM disciplines, the humanities, the social sciences, and business. Participants will generate new ideas for effective, efficient, and engaging teaching of writing in their own disciplinary contexts.

Light refreshments will be served. 

Registration is required for this event. 

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Marvin Center, Room 403
Event Type: 
Faculty
Event Format: 
Workshop
RSVP Required: 
RSVP is required for this event
Sponsors: 
Collaboration of Writing in the Disciplines (WID), STEM Academy, and the UTLC

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