ERIC Number: ED331063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-21
Reference Count: 0
Big Ideas for Mini-Studios.
Plvan, Faith; Himley, Margaret
Each fall at Syracuse University, new teaching assistants participate in an ambitious teaching project. Over the span of four days, new teaching assistants select their own topic of inquiry for the one or two writing courses (or "studios") they will be teaching, imagine a sequence of reading and writing assignments, construct a grading scheme, learn teaching practices (like setting up peer groups or doing research response logs) design a syllabus based on a five-week start, and prepare themselves to walk into class and start "teaching writing" often for the very first time. This "mini-studio" introduces teaching assistants intellectually and experientially to basic studio practices and principles and then asks them to reflect on these practices and principles as they plan their own course. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Syracuse University NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).