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Talk: Reconceptualizing Writing as an Intellectual Act
Date: 22 April 2010 

American Studies Seminar Series:

Reconceptualizing Writing as an Intellectual Act: Institutional and Pedagogical Implications at the University Level

Dr. Paul Hanstedt
Roanoke College and Fulbright Scholar, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Date: April 22, 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue: MG07, Main Building

In recent years, international scholars in writing pedagogy have shifted their conceptions of how writing can and should operate in the classroom. This lecture explores the movement towards writing-across-the curriculum in the United States, examining the various rationale for the shift, as well as the consequences-both positive and negative-for curricular structure and instructor practice.

About the speaker:
Dr. Paul Hanstedt, a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar in General Education, is the recipient of a half-million dollar (US) FIPSE Grant on Sustainable Faculty Development, investigating ways to make pedagogical improvement a more efficient part of our academic work. His most recent research in the field of composition and rhetoric includes collaborations with professors from biology and psychology exploring the implications of cognitive neuroscience for the teaching of writing, and work with mathematics faculty examining the use of writing to reduce student resistance to math.

All are welcome. Registration not required.

This event is held as part of the American Studies Seminar Series.

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Wing-kai To via email at

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