Learning and Teaching
Choose one from the list, below, that you think has something interesting to say about teaching and/or learning. (The teaching and learning could be either inside or outside a classroom.)Note: You may not choose the sameyou wrote about for ME #2.
Using the terminology and key concepts of this course (to the extent you reasonably can),
(1)In one sentence, state “the main point” (= the thesis, a proposition about how the world works) the is making,as you see it.
(2)Very briefly, explain onstructed, as you see it. (For instance, how is it organized? What are thesourcesof the sfs the writer has composed?)
(100 to 150 words ought to be enough for parts 1 and 2, combined.)
(3)Here is the heart of the assignment: Make some interesting and useful connections between you’ve chosen and some other works that we’ve read in this course. Particularly, draw connections between what the have to say (to the reader) concerning teaching and/or learning.
How many “other works”? No fewer than two, no more than four.Any listed in the Course Description or handed out in class (includine writing by students) is a valid choice as an “other work.” See me if you need another copy of a handout.
(4)Make some interesting and useful connections between you’ve chosen and some of your own experiences as a learner..
Write for an audience of intelligent adults–college students and college graduates, say. Assume they havenotread the published essay you’ve selected.
On November 25, I’ll ask you to tell me, in writing, you will be focusing on.
Key Advice:(a)Your paper should be full of very-specific sfs–about you are discussing, about your own experiences, about whatever. (b)Quotationis very important in writing of this sort. Quote from you are discussing to support the general claimsyouare making about the. Cite the page number(s) for each important quotation. Quote and cite the texts in our anthology (not some other edition). (c) Organize your paper andmake your pattern of organization easily seen by the reader. (d) Take handwrittennoteson a sheet of paper you will discuss in this paper. Writing a paper like this without such notes is folly.
Toni Cade Bambara, “The Lesson” (pp. 253 ff.)
Professor X, “In the Basement of the Ivory Tower” (on Blackboard)
“C.P. Ellis” (handout plus Blackboard)
Gatto, “Against School”
the one I choose from the list is “the lesson” byToni Cade Bambara and for “other work” you can use “against school” by Gatto and “Learing to read” by Malcolm X.