Pedagogy Workshops

The Writing Across the Curriculum Pedagogy Workshop brings together WPU faculty to discuss current theory and practice in writing for all disciplines, to share and develop teaching strategies using writing as a means of learning in all disciplines, to offer the opportunity to develop new assignments, exercises, and rubrics for individual courses, and to encourage new classroom approaches that support the use of writing for teaching content and critical thinking in all disciplines.

Topics include:

  • Using informal writing throughout a course (journals, in-class exercises, etc.) in order to teach content
  • Developing systematic reflection through reiterative assignments in any course, aimed at the development of metacognition
  • Designing effective writing assignments, research papers, and essay prompts
  • Developing a sense of rhetorical situation - including audience, purpose, context - in students’ approaches to writing
  • Evaluating and responding to student writing
  • Grading practices and expectations in student writing
  • Managing the integration of writing as content with disciplinary content
  • Developing approaches to enhance the writing and critical thinking skills of your students, as well as to think about ways to develop and teach Writing-Intensive courses as part of the UCC program at WP