Talking About Teaching

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Apr 11, 2014
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Adrienne Christiansen, Political Science and Serie Center Director and Shilad Sen, Math, Statistics, and Computer Science will present “Python and Prose: The Experimental "Embedded Writers' Workshop" in a Computer Science First Year Course."  In Fall 2013, Sen undertook a semester-long experiment with the students in his course "Computing and Society: Exploring the Political and Social Structure of the Web" by building in an extra weekly course period for a writing lab--taught by Christiansen. Their collaboration was designed to explore new models of teaching writing in the first year course and new models of faculty development re: writing pedagogy. They will share data from their experiment and lead a discussion about whether the "embedded writers' workshop" is a viable model for faculty teaching a first year course at Macalester. All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, Ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

Categories: Front Page Events and Lectures and Speakers