Writing Studio Pedagogy (WSP) breaks from the tradition of teaching and responding to writing in traditional ways and moves the teaching and learning experience off the page and into engaging spaces in multiple ways, which can enhance the composing process. Through this collection, scholars interested in rethinking approaches to teaching, writing pedagogy, and innovative learning will find new ways to challenge their own understandings of space, place, and collaboration.
WSP involves an attention to space and place in the development of rhetorical acts by focusing on the ways in which they enhance pedagogy.
This book takes a unique opportunity to return to pedagogy as the foremost priority in any learning space. Educators might preference WSP for its emphasis on student-centeredness by creating productive interactions, intersections, and departures that arrive from prioritizing learning. WSP acknowledges the centralized role of students and teachers as co-facilitators in learning and writing. These threads are intentionally broad-based, as the chapters contained in this book speak to the complexity of WSP across institutions.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; February 2017
- ISBN 9781475828238
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- Title: Writing Studio Pedagogy
- Author: Matthew Kim; Russell Carpenter
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
This new edited collection not only offers a solid introduction for those new to the concept of writing studio pedagogy, but it also points to the most current developments in this field—in which space and technology come together to create exciting opportunities for student learning. Employing case studies as well as theoretical explorations and other methodologies, these essays are useful for a wide variety of settings – from high schools to large research universities, from the humanities to the sciences. Furthermore, each chapter is well written and fueled with a real excitement for “learning by doing.” As a writing center director at a small liberal arts college, I look forward to reconceptualizing our program via the concepts offered in Writing Studio Pedagogy: Space, Place, and Rhetoric in Collaborative Environments.
About The Author
Matthew Kim, Ph.D., is chair of the English Department at Eagle Hill School, a boarding school for students with learning diversities located in Hardwick, MA. Dr. Kim teaches writing and literature courses to students in grades 8-12.
Russell Carpenter, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Associate Professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University. He is editor of the Journal of Faculty Development.