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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (2): 366–377.
Published: 01 April 2012
... multimedia formats. Poster sessions also promote alternative assessment strategies such as peer and self-assessment. We report here on the ways that we have used this assignment format in our basic linguistics class, titled “The Nature of Language.” We conclude with tips on incorporating poster assignments...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (1): 161–167.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sean Murray Like many a composition instructor, I have often designed writing assignments that attempt to get students forging genuine connections between the personal and the political. Yet these assignments have not always been met with overwhelming enthusiasm from my classes, to put it politely...
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Pedagogy (2018) 18 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Caitlin Kelly This article argues that to help students join academic conversations we should look for opportunities to integrate multimedia texts into the classroom, both as artifacts to study and as models for assignments. In contrast to traditional assignments like response papers, projects...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (2): 356–367.
Published: 01 April 2016
... writing assignments, this reading progression invites students to see race from a new perspective. In this article I share my reasons for creating this course, detail its assignments, and show how the course can help students expand their understanding of race in American society. I argue that by teaching...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (3): 547–554.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Carolyn Kraus In assigning her university memoir-writing class to locate documents of significance to their lives as a starting point for composing personal essays, this teacher compelled her students to search outside themselves for material—in effect, to undertake research in a genre that many...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (3): 555–561.
Published: 01 October 2009
... of living. Central to this effort is a writing assignment that asks students to (1) offer a research-based description of the economics of their postgraduation lives, assess on the basis of evidence drawn from Walden what Thoreau might think of their plans, then respond to Thoreau's probable views, or (2...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (3): 537–544.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Michael Brisbois This essay provides an approach to teaching T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land . The approach is designed to disassociate the student from the annotation usually provided by either Eliot or an editor. The assignment is presented in multiple frameworks and hopes to make students deal...
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Pedagogy (2010) 10 (3): 555–562.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Jane Mathison Fife This article describes an assignment that involves students in an exploration of the rhetorical practices common in Facebook, making use of rhetorical savvy that they have—but generally are not aware of—to teach the often-challenging skill of rhetorical analysis. The class...
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Pedagogy (2020) 20 (1): 49–58.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Kate Navickas In this interview, poet and LGBTQIA activist Minnie Bruce Pratt shares the development of her pedagogy as a new teacher, the connections between her classroom practices and the women’s liberation movement, and some of the assignments she teaches to help people understand themselves...
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Pedagogy (2016) 16 (2): 347–355.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Alan Bilansky This article describes a sequence of assignments to guide students through an informed effort at making contributions to Wikipedia that persist, and suggests ways this set of exercises in social informatics may also serve a number of common goals in a variety of writing, literature...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (1): 13–34.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Dawn M. Vernooy-Epp This article proposes a strategy for teaching students about periodization, canonicity, and recovery work. It assigns Mary Darby Robinson's reading list as course material in women's literature as well as in Romantic-period classes and other kinds of eighteenth- and nineteenth...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (2): 217–233.
Published: 01 April 2009
... a series of assignments we use in Pursuits of English, our department's introductory theory and criticism course. Duke University Press 2009 Aragay, Mireia. 2003 . “Possessing Jane Austen: Fidelity, Authorship, and Patricia Rozema's Mansfield Park.” Literature Film Quarterly 31 : 177 - 85...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (2): 331–352.
Published: 01 April 2009
... on an experiment in using a writing course to teach critical thinking skills and vice versa, with special emphasis on helping students to get beyond their aversion to and distrust of argument. The course assigned short argument analyses, an exercise in literary interpretation, and a research paper in for students...
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Pedagogy (2009) 9 (1): 134–141.
Published: 01 January 2009
... classroom. Inspired by the work of creative writing academics such as George Kalamaras and Sandra Young, these strategies include using the workshop session, classroom readings and formal assignments to foreground matters of representation. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Bean, John. 2007...
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Pedagogy (2017) 17 (2): 323–333.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and to blind spots in Gladstonian liberalism that rendered him politically vulnerable in 1874. I then turn to my experience teaching a one-week unit on the British annexation of Fiji, which also occurred in 1874. In this unit I assigned some students to report on the career of the first governor of Fiji...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 59–65.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Joanna H. Drell This article examines how Dante used history and suggests approaches to incorporate his texts into undergraduate history teaching. Examples of successful assignments are offered that encourage students to compare Dante’s historical figures in a work like the Commedia with “real...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (3): 497–519.
Published: 01 October 2012
... that asks students to analyze anthology apparatus texts and ultimately create their own, challenging students to consider the implications of constructing an American canon as well as the rhetorical challenge of defining and justifying it. The final part of the article includes example assignments, as well...
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Pedagogy (2013) 13 (1): 87–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
... assignments and discussion methods foreground the mutually reinforcing integration of creativity and analytical precision. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Works Cited Alighieri Dante . 1980 . Inferno , trans. Mandelbaum Allen . New York : Bantam Dell . ———. 1984...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (1): 121–138.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Erick Kelemen Textual criticism, often ignored or confined to graduate study, is academic writing based on close reading and therefore is ideal for undergraduate study because it teaches readers to be more careful and skeptical. Critical editing assignments require students to negotiate historical...
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Pedagogy (2012) 12 (1): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Margaret M. Strain; Rebecca Potter This essay argues for an interdisciplinary, team-taught approach to the Introduction to Graduate Studies course in which faculty from literary and rhetoric/writing studies model the intersections of both fields through course texts, assignments, and theoretical...