Section 1: Monday and Wednesday 5:00-6:15 PM

Professor: Jennifer Grouling

In order to teach composition, it’s important to have a broader understanding of the theory and research behind composition pedagogy. First, students will be acquainted to the rich field of Composition Studies and will learn how to look to the existent literature to put their current queries into the context of the field. Specifically, students will learn about major theories, pedagogies, and epistemologies of writing from the past half century. Secondly, students will learn how to shape a research question and conduct qualitative (teacher) research to study classroom environments. Learning how to study one’s own teaching is invaluable in improving one’s craft.