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Pages: 9709-9715
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2327

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

LESSONS LEARNED IN DEVELOPING A CROSS-CURRICULAR/INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COURSE IN WRITING AND RESEARCH

C. Bickford

Southern New Hampshire University (UNITED STATES)
This session invites participants to explore how a course, Sophomore Seminar (ENG200) was created in such a way to bond major areas of study (psychology, literature, politics, education, etc.) with research writing, information literacy, public speaking skills, and multimodal literacy – thus representing how different university departments worked together in a unique writing-across-the-curriculum opportunity. Furthermore, because the course is part of the institution’s General Education program, the learner outcomes of the course map directly to the university assessment program. Ultimately, the purpose of the course was to prepare students for employment.

During the presentation, five major lessons (outcomes) will be shared as follows:
1) the pedagogical decision making behind the course design;
2) how cross-departmental relationships were formed;
3) the faculty and professional development programming initiatives;
4) the types of assignments included in the course and how they were designed;
5) the current assessment practices of the course and how they link to the General Education program of the university.

Additionally, these five speaking points are grounded in secondary research, specifically drawn from the sources offered at the end of the abstract. In short, each of these major lessons connect to ENG200 and the overarching mission of the university as grounded in a variety studies.

The discussion is designed to share the “lessons learned” of implementing a new gateway writing course but to also invite participants to think about how to approach such cross-curricula initiatives on their own campuses. The session is designed to encourage participants to reflect on the ways they might consider cross-campus/cross-disciplinary initiatives on their own campuses.

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C. Bickford (2018) LESSONS LEARNED IN DEVELOPING A CROSS-CURRICULAR/INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COURSE IN WRITING AND RESEARCH, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 9709-9715.
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