Course Dates: 1/13/2020 - 5/8/2020
In this course, you will be engaged in an exploration of multicultural theories and applying ideas learned to developing your own approaches to the teaching of reading and writing informed by scholarship in the field. In this course, we'll explore theoretical orientations to multiculturalism, practical ideas for teaching inclusion within writing and literature classrooms, and apply ideas to the development of materials for learning. You will be encouraged throughout the course to shape reading and writing to your own interests in order to achieve your individual goals for the course.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe experiences with various scholarly works on theory, research, and practice of multiculturalism.
- Explore principles and practices of multicultural scholarship in creative and innovative ways to advance post-secondary teaching and learning with attention to writing and literature study.
- Develop skills to reflect on and to further develop their knowledge and competencies, leading and inspiring others in improving writing and literature study education.
- Apply concepts learned to development of strategies for engaging students in multicultural and writing and reading learning environments.
- Explore current multicultural literary texts with an eye toward reflection on contemporary ideas about writing and literature instruction.
- Create multicultural teaching techniques that is consonant with current rhetorical and literary theory and that can be applied to pedagogy.
- Apply multicultural theories and best practices to identify, define, and solving problems in diverse post-secondary teaching and learning contexts.
- Research a semester-long project on a single topic in multiculturalism, accomplished through a sequence of researched writing assignments that culminate in the final seminar project.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, P. Freire, ISBN-13: 978-0826412768
Innovations in Interdisciplinary Teaching, C.A. Haynes, ISBN-13: 978-1573563932
Scholarship of Multicultural Teaching and Learning, M. Kaplan & A.T. Miller, ISBN-13: 978-0470223826
Disability and the Teaching of Writing, C. Lewiecki-Wilson & B. Brueggemann, ISBN-13: 978-0312447250
Additional materials shaped to student research focus.
Reflections, Introductions, Final Thoughts: 10%
Discussion Post Projects and Peer Response: 60%
Research Project: 30%