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ERIC Number: EJ894313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body): Implementing and Evaluating Writing across the Curriculum Strategies in Physical Education
Hellman, Caroline; Rowland, Amy
Physical Educator, v65 n4 p170-179 Win 2008
During the spring semester of 2006 the Department of Physical Education (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) and a writing fellow, an English doctoral candidate (CUNY Graduate Center), began working together, with the goal of creating a new writing assignment for an integral course at the college. PED 103, Personal Physical Fitness and Dynamic Health, is typically offered in 15-18 different sections and taught by a large number of adjuncts. Typical enrollment per semester is about 650 students, so our course of action affected a significant number of students each year. Our goal was to create a standard writing curriculum that would improve student writing, yet not stray from the objectives of the course. As we are duly aware that similar Writing Across the Curriculum work (albeit perhaps not always in physical education) is taking place at academic institutions across the country, and indeed beyond, we decided to chronicle our collaboration in order to contribute to the critical conversation regarding the work of WAC. Ultimately, surrounded by the fruits of student and instructor effort alike in implementing the new writing curriculum, we concluded that the endeavor was successful. However, there are several revisions of the project that we plan to execute this coming semester. The results of the project, as well as potential changes to its design, are discussed in our article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York