(Apologies for cross-listing)
We’re currently designing a 4th-year course here at Carleton on the teaching of writing. The title of the course is “Teaching Writing in School and the Workplace.” Here’s our working calendar description:
Approaches to teaching writing in elementary and secondary school, in university, and in the
workplace. Discussion of writing pedagogies as viewed from socio-cultural perspectives on
language and learning. The course will be of interest to future and current teachers, workplace
trainers, editors, and writing consultants.
· Participants will have a broad understanding of current approaches to teaching writing in school (elementary, secondary, university) and workplace.
· Participants will have had experience applying one of these approaches in at least one school or workplace setting.
With this in mind, we have a couple of questions to ask you:
1) We would like to pitch the course to students in various departments here at Carleton as a good item to have on a résumé for someone planning to apply for teachers’ college. But of course we only want to make this claim if it’s reasonable. Do you think this would be a valid claim for us to make?
2) Do you know any ‘must-have’ readings that you would recommend?
Thanks very much,
Graham and Natasha
School of Linguistics &
215 Paterson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Canada K1S 5B6
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