Writing Symposium: Dr. Janet Giltrow at McGill University
WID Writing Fellows will be attending this keynote address by Janet Giltrow — if you are interested in joining us, contact Ian MacKenzie or Anne Thorpe for information on registration, or follow the link below.
It is commonplace to call for communication skills, and commonsense to think of writing as a skill, and then a teachable skill, and then to have a course. Writing courses are commonplace in curriculum across Canada. And people still call for communication skills. This talk suggests ways of setting aside the idea of writing as a skill, and introducing new terms to the talk about writing and curriculum. New terms open the prospect of distributing writing-related learning outcomes throughout the curriculum and doing so by cultivating the activities indigenous to research culture itself.