Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum|
In this course you will be asked to
Detailed guidelines for each of these assignments are available on the assignments page.
As part of the requirements for the major course assignments you will be a member of two groups during the semester:
Writing Groups. For the first month of the semester, much of the work of this course will be done in interdisciplinary writing groups consisting of 3 or 4 students. In these writing groups students will share and respond to drafts of a course writing assignment and support each other's inquiry into their experiences as writers and readers. Guidelines will be provided for this work, and each student will have responsibility for helping his or her group function effectively by coming to each class meeting fully prepared for the work the group will be doing together.
Study Groups. Study groups will consist of 4-6 students (ideally in the same content area) and will convene during most class meetings after the fourth week of the semester. They will have three main functions:
Participation and Community
One of the most important elements of effective teaching and learning is participation in the classroom and school communities. As a teacher, you will not only help create a community in your own classroom, but you will also be part of the school community and, by extension, the larger community within which your school is located. Accordingly, in ETAP 512 we take the idea of community seriously. The group work as well as regular course activities are intended to involve you in helping create a community of learners in this course. As a group member, you will have responsibility for contributing positively and honestly to the work of your group and to its effective functioning as a community. Please take this responsibility seriously.