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Call for Proposals: W2020 Department & Program WID Projects

Writing in the Disciplines at Dawson invites faculty members to submit proposals for department and program-based projects focused on writing, critical thinking and active learning in the disciplines.  Building on the college-wide presence of WID Writing Fellows and Spring Institute participants, these projects provide WID support for innovations in instructional [...]

Writing in Student-centered Alternative Education

College Writing and Authentic Student Voices: In the Words of New School Students New School at Dawson is an alternative school within the College. Founded in 1973, New School is the Quebec CEGEP system’s longest running alternative school, and we follow a critical humanistic education approach in English and Humanities [...]


WID Teaching Portfolios Spring 2019

Vanessa Gordon (Political Science) shares her take on The Slow Professor and what it means for how she handles student writing.

Julian Nemeth (History/Humanities) considers the importance of audience, voice and motivation in the design of writing activities and assignments.

Greg Polakoff (Humanities) presents his approach to using creative assignments for academic purposes.

Paul Hawkins (English) presents his case for new approaches to classic texts.

Melanie Doyle (Psychology) gives an account of her evolving teaching practices.

Mari Heywood asks New School students whether college writing permits them to speak in their own voices.

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