Composition Theory & Pedagogy
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MALS/MFA Elective **Open to grad students who have completed 8 or more credits. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of teaching writing at the college level. Students will examine a range of composition philosophies and pedagogies, including expressive, rhetorical, collaborative, cultural, and critical approaches. Through extensive reading and peer-reviewed demonstrations, students will learn and practice a process-based approach to teaching critical thinking, reading, and writing skills in the writing classroom. Students will learn strategies for designing courses and assignments, facilitating discussions and peer reviews, integrating technology and research methods, and responding to writing through tutorials and written evaluations. Readings and presentations by practitioners will also introduce students to the philosophies and practices of Writing Across the Curriculum, the Writing Center, and second-language and basic writing instruction.
Atwood, Megan, "WRIT8010-01.Composition Theory & Pedagogy.Sp15.Atwood,Megan" (2015). Syllabi. 5250.