6974 Teaching Practicum

THIS INFO IS FROM THE 2016 FACE TO FACE COURSE. PLEASE CONSULT BLACKBOARD FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS YEAR’S ONLINE VERSION OF THE CLASS.

This course is open to graduate students pursuing the Master of Teaching Writing degree and the Master of Liberal Arts degree (may also be cross-listed with other graduate departments). It is my hope you leave the room with enthusiasm and optimism about writing instruction and that you collaborate with mentors to gain confidence in your role as teacher. Above all else, I hope you gain a more ecological view of how writing takes place in classrooms.

By the end of the class, students should have

1. Identified ways to maximize access to students from different backgrounds than our own.

2. Formed valuable networks of support with classroom teachers and administrative leaders at AUM.

3. Proposed a teaching philosophy based in part on observations of these people as well as class readings/discussions.

4. Create unit plan(s) for future writing classes, taking issues of accessibility into account.

5. Evaluate different approaches to teaching writing through studying scholarship in the field.

 

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