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Integrating Writing and Speaking to Foster Critical Thinking and Engaged Learning

Event date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: CTE - UNH 3030

Integrating Writing and Speaking to Foster Critical Thinking and Engaged Learning [Event Flyer]

Presented by: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing Across the Curriculum, MIT

We often think of essays and oral presentations as separate and discreet assignments, but both writing and speaking can help students to conceptualize and clarify their ideas. This workshop will provide a framework for instructors to think through rhetorical issues of audience, invention, arrangement, articulation, and performance that shape both oral and written assignments. By considering the different ways that written and oral assignments lead students to deepen their understanding, and shape their knowledge for an audience, we can determine when to assign each mode, and how to integrate them for more effective learning.

Suzanne Lane is Acting Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, and directs the Writing Advisor program in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Dr. Lane has taught Writing at Harvard University, and American and African American Literature at Boston University and California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Lane’s research focuses on rhetorical and narrative theory, as well as on student writing development. As a researcher on the Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing, Dr. Lane investigated how students learn the rhetorical cultures and conventions of different disciplines across the curriculum. In her current book project, Dr. Lane analyzes the rhetoric of slave narratives, academic histories, and historical novels of slavery. Parts of this work have been published in African American Review.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Breakfast will be available at 8:30am. Lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.