General versus Local Knowledge: The Great Debate

In Michael Carter's "The Idea of Expertise: An Exploration of Cognitive and Social Dimensions of Writing," he outlines a late 1980s/early 1990s debate in the field of composition over the value of general versus local knowledge in terms of students becoming "expert" writers.  Pete's post provides us with a table comparing the elements that make up these … Continue reading General versus Local Knowledge: The Great Debate

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October Provisions Session – The Culture of Assessment

For the podcast from the session, visit the mediasite or our Soundcloud page -Mediasite / Soundcloud  The 2nd Provisions session of the year was on the Culture of Assessment. 27 attendees were present to hear talks from John Dion, of the Marking Department in the school of business, Dr. Claudia Lingertat-Putnam, the deputy chair of the Counselling … Continue reading October Provisions Session – The Culture of Assessment

The Bumpy Road to Expert Status

Articles Discussed  . Carter, M. (1990). The Idea of Expertise: An Exploration of Cognitive and Social Dimensions of Writing. College Composition and Communication, (3), 265. [Read]  . Foertsch, J. (1995). Where Cognitive Psychology Applies: How Theories about Memory and Transfer Can Influence Composition Pedagogy. Written Communication, 12(3), 360–83.  . Meyer, J. H. F., & Land, … Continue reading The Bumpy Road to Expert Status

The Culture of Assessment

In their 2013 article,  “Assessment culture: From ideal to real - A process of tinkering,” California State University Monterey Bay [CSUMB] professors Pat Tinsley, Marylou Shockley, Patricia Whang, Paoze Thao, Becky Rosenberg and Brian Simmons introduce a set of curricular assessment guidelines recently adopted by departments across CSUMB. According to Tinsley et al., implementation of … Continue reading The Culture of Assessment