The focus on the physical environment owed a debt to scholarship in technical communication on environmental rhetorics Karis and Killingsworth; Killingsworth and Palmer; Herndl and Brown. Their edited volume offers approaches for linking composition with sustainability Owensthe politics of place Drewliberatory pedagogies Plevinecofeminism Gaardand writerly voice Kelleramong other topics. Owens followed with Composition and Sustainability:
Activities from PBS Borders unit: Reflect upon what was viewed; summarize web cast. Gilbert explores issues of self-identity. Do you think about your own identity? Do you talk about this issue with your friends, parents, or others? Reflect upon your own personal story.
What is the context that defines your story? What social, cultural, political, and economic factors contribute to the creation of your story and personal identity? On oral histories and community research see appendix Research family, neighborhood, community, events. If no access is available, then teacher will need to print out the text transcripts ahead of time.
Exercise 1 requires the ability to stream video realvideo player or quicktime plug-in required. What do you bring as assets and strengths to the school environment, or simply to life in general; what do you have that makes you strong; this is about building an assets-based personal identity P.
What are the assets or special sources of strength in your family? Someone may be good with carpentry, or someone may be talented artistically, or someone may be particularly book smart.
Consider that people have many different kinds of intelligences as you count the assets in your family. Assets of schools, other government entities --Map assets of the service sector: Conduct research on interviewee and time period.
You want to go to the interviewee with knowledge that will lead your questions. It would be easy for you to leave important information out because of your familiarity with the interviewee. Notice when the interviewee becomes uncomfortable. If the interviewee avoids a question, do not force a response.
Studying issues facing places: Reflect on how these ads are similar or different. Study the coverage of a topic or issue in local newspapers.
What was included and what we left out? View some other documentaries to identity the stance or perspective shaping selection of material. Go and observe the place and take field notes.
Interview some people about their feelings about the place. Formulate some questions about a place:The title of their presentation was "The Rural Arts Day: Supporting Rural Students Through Place-based Writing and Composition, Music and Performance." Sherbert said the presentation was based on Rural Arts Day events hosted in two Kansas schools.
WR Writing About Places Prerequisite: WR English Composition COURSE DESCRIPTION: WR WRITING ABOUT PLACES (3). Involves reading contemporary authors of place-based writing, informal and formal writing assignments, research assignments, multimedia presentations, lectures, group and online activities, and a final portfolio.
As a writing professor who routinely teaches place-based composition courses alongside creative writing courses, and as a writer who explores issues of place, identity, and environment, I am inter- ested in the ways we, as a society, value or don’t value place-based writing and on the ways place-based.
Students should be highly discouraged from merely listing their meal, ingredients, brands, etc., as this defeats the purpose of ecocomposition, which—first and foremost—should be teaching composition and writing skills. Finally, the paper should be assigned for out-of-class completion, in order to leave a full class period for the next part.
Theories of writing process have informed the teaching of writing for the past forty years, providing writing mentors with a language of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing that broadens ways to invite young writers to approach composition.
Those of us who teach composition and design writing programs have perhaps more responsibility than other faculty to promote thinking through the curriculum.” (p. 3) Cooper, M. ().
Creative Writing, especially Creative Nonfiction, Environmental and Place-Based Writing, Editing and Publishing, Professional Writing, and First-Year Composition. Biography: Jennifer Case grew up along the river valleys of Minnesota, in a family that took weekend backpacking trips on Lake Superior’s Superior Hiking Trail. Where to Begin? Using Place-Based Writing to Connect Students with Their Local Communities. Theories of writing process have informed the teaching of writing for the past forty years, providing writing mentors with a language of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing that broadens ways to invite young writers to approach composition.