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Faculty Workshop--Helping Students Write Their Way into Disciplinary Knowledge: Principles of Smart Teaching

Designed for professorial, lecturer, and GTA faculty in any discipline who assign writing in their courses, especially those who teach "WC" (Written Communication) courses. 

We will explore research-based principles of learning, focusing on types of knowledge, the role of prior knowledge, and feedback and practice. Participants will draft a "learning principles pledge" to apply to their own course and assignment designs.

Lunch will be provided, and all participants will receive a copy of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Susan A. Ambrose, et al.

Registration is required; please RSVP by Thursday, February 27 at

Space is limited to 30 participants.

Elizabeth Wardle, Roger & Joyce Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication and Director, Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami University, Ohio, will lead the workshop.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:30am to 1:30pm

Student Union, 262C
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996

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Teaching & Learning


Faculty & Staff




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Kirsten Benson

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