E 388M • Coursebuilding for the Electronic Classroom
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
How does the use of computer technologies change teaching and learning in English Studies? This course is designed to address the growing need for English courses which take full advantage of the resources of electronic scholarship, composing, and communication available via computer-networked classrooms, the Internet, and new media. The course will grow from the theoretical and practical interests of students and faculty in the course. Graduate students at UT often gain considerable experience teaching in networked classrooms, and some students have played a big role in adapting existing courses for them. This course, however, will help students design, from the ground up, solid courses in their specific areas of interest. In this way they may begin to integrate particular theoretical interests with their application in practice. During the semester, students will have time to design 3-5 courses that they would be prepared to teach, with full documentation, including course descriptions, syllabi, reading lists, and evaluation criteria. They will be well-equipped to demonstrate and discuss their teaching plans during the job search, and to implement interesting courses right away in their new positions.
Existing courses offered by the DRW and the English Department may become subjects for student projects: faculty are invited to submit course materials for adaptation, or to collaborate with students in the course to modify or develop specific courses which will incorporate computer technologies.
Zen and the Teaching of English, John Tremmell
Understanding by Design, GrantWiggins
The Knowledge Factory, Stanley Aronowitz
The Ignorant Schoolmaster, Jacques Ranciere
Punished by Rewards, Alfie Kohn
Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice, George Hillocks
Scenarios for Teaching Writing, Chris Anson