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Keynote: Designing Curricula for Effective Writing with Scientific and Quantitative Data


Apr 29/14

Date: Apr 29/14
Time: 9:00 - 11:30
Location: 1E1
Cost: Free

The Laurier Writing Centre and the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, in conjunction with the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto, invite you to join us for a keynote presentation by, renowned writing scholar and author, Dr. John Bean on effective assignment design and curricula to improve students' writing with data, especially quantitative and scientific data.

John C. Bean (BA, Stanford; PhD University of Washington) is a professor of English at Seattle University, where he holds the title of "Consulting Professor for Writing and Assessment." He is the author of Engaging Ideas; The Professor's Guide to Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd edition (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is also the co-author of three widely used composition textbooks. Since 2003 he has researched and written on the development of institutional assessment strategies that promote faculty conversations about teaching , learning, and curriculum design. In 2001, he presented a keynote address at the first annual conference of the European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing at the University of Groningen and is currently working with faculty at German universities on incorporating writing assignments into disciplinary subjects. In 2008, he and his wife Rosalie (Kit) Bean conducted workshops on critical thinking for BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh and in 2012 for Ashesi University in Ghana.

Page Link: http://www.wlu.ca/events_detail.php?grp_id=12499&ev_id=11154
Contact: Siobhan Bhagwat
Email: sbhagwat@wlu.ca
Phone: 3507

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