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ERIC Number: EJ879753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Conference Simulation in an English Composition Course
Nash, Gail
Simulation & Gaming, v38 n3 p332-343 2007
This article discusses the use of a conference format in teaching a required English composition course. The focus of the course is student research and presentation; thus, simulating a conference was a natural fit for the course's overall goals. Students worked in one of four committees: the Call for Proposals Committee, the Proposal Evaluation Committee, the Program Committee, and the Conference Facilitation Committee. The students chaired or cochaired one of these committees. Although none of the students had presented at a conference or submitted a proposal for presentation, they quickly grasped the professionalism associated with these tasks. Debriefing revealed overwhelming support for the simulated conference approach to teaching research and presentation skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A