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ERIC Number: EJ1116287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-1
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Vintage WAC: Improving the Learning Impact of WAC
Thew, Neill; Gustafsson, Magnus
Across the Disciplines, v4 Apr 2007
This article is a report on the 2006 WAC Conference at Clemson University, written from the perspective of two international "critical friends." We use our reflections on the conference as a springboard for exploring the current state of play of the WAC movement, and for suggesting future areas for development. We noted three common sets of metaphors at play throughout the conference: spatial/architectural; mechanical; and aging. We suggest that these metaphors are triply revealing. They help reveal the healthy and vibrant range of WAC activities; they point towards common problems and shared difficulties; and they illuminate some of our current blind spots about our own practice and our critical understanding thereof. We end with some suggestions relating to the future work we consider significant for the continuing flourishing of WAC, and look forward to WAC 2008.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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