Workshop: Writing About Teaching

10 Aug 2017
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Hurley Convergence Center

Workshop: Writing About Teaching

In this hands on, practical workshop, we will use short writing exercises to open up a discussion about how being an academic, a professional, a teacher, or a student has changed our perspectives on what, how, and why we write. We will discuss the boundaries between blogging and professional writing, between personal narrative and academic objectivity, all with the intention of questioning and blurring those boundaries. Writing exercises will focus on the writing we do as we teach — from syllabi to teaching statements — the writing we do as academics, and the writing we might do about teaching that is more reflective of our personal experience of pedagogy.