Proposal Title

Teaching Social Justice in English Composition and Learning Support

Co-Authors

None

Track

Research Project / Assessment of Student Learning

Proposal Abstract

The poster presentation will focus on teaching social justice in English Composition I. This semester I have developed curriculum that uses a variety of writing methods to address, research, and analyze current social justice issues. Viewing social justice through the lens of social media is also a part of my class. My students have used #JustThink to exchange ideas and research on Twitter in an effort to become part of a larger societal conversation about social justice. I will include my own research, as well as assignments I have created and students’ work samples in the presentation. I will analyze the results and outcomes of these assignments, along with student surveys and include the results on my poster.

I teach at a two-year college, and twenty-seven percent of my English Composition I students are also in my corequisite learning support class. I will compare the outcomes of these students to the outcomes of students who tested into English Composition I without the being placed in the learning support corequisite. I will provide strategies for teaching social justice in learning support classes.

Session Format

Poster Session

Location

Room 113

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 30th, 4:00 PM Mar 30th, 5:00 PM

Teaching Social Justice in English Composition and Learning Support

Room 113

The poster presentation will focus on teaching social justice in English Composition I. This semester I have developed curriculum that uses a variety of writing methods to address, research, and analyze current social justice issues. Viewing social justice through the lens of social media is also a part of my class. My students have used #JustThink to exchange ideas and research on Twitter in an effort to become part of a larger societal conversation about social justice. I will include my own research, as well as assignments I have created and students’ work samples in the presentation. I will analyze the results and outcomes of these assignments, along with student surveys and include the results on my poster.

I teach at a two-year college, and twenty-seven percent of my English Composition I students are also in my corequisite learning support class. I will compare the outcomes of these students to the outcomes of students who tested into English Composition I without the being placed in the learning support corequisite. I will provide strategies for teaching social justice in learning support classes.