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engaged enquiry in writ2002 advanced writing and rhetoric

Engaged enquiry in WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

Writing Hub

WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

Frances Di Lauro

context
Context:
  • Senior, 6 credit point, Writing Hub unit
  • Elective (no major)
  • Size of Cohort: 62 students
  • Blended delivery
    • Live
          • “flipped” lectures
          • 2 traditional lectues
          • seminars
          • live excursion
    • Online
          • 2 online lecture
          • Assignment submission, marking and assignment return
learning spaces
Learning Spaces:
  • PNR Learning Studio 311 (flipped or reverse lectures)
    • Flat Room
    • 72 seats
    • 18 pods, each with a computer and a large monitor
  • PNR Learning Studio 316 (seminars and tutorials)
    • Flat Room
    • 30 seats
    • 15 desktop computers on spider arms
  • Outdoor field trip
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In In

The above image is from the following webpage: www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/438656/20130223/banksy-slave-labour-auction-street-art-wood.htm

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Background given to students:

“Several weeks ago, the mural disappeared from the wall. A photograph of the piece later appeared on the cover a catalogue advertising items for auction at a US auction house.”

Students were instructed to watch a news clip: www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/2013/feb/24/banksy-mural-miami-auction-video

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Week 1

  • Individual:
  • preliminary research
  • other perspectives
  • questions
  • brainstorm
  • create a thread on discussion board
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For example:

  • A student of history might develop questions about the contribution of street art to public and social records.
  • A psychology student might consider the effects of such an event on the morale of the local community.
  • A law student might explore the legitimacy of the removal of the art and about who is entitled to sell it.
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Week 2

  • Collaborative:
  • view basic article
  • further research
  • record findings and references in group journals
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Week 3

  • Collaborative:
  • complete Wikipedia editing training module and create account
  • compare group research results with original article
  • add new research to a class wiki
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Week 4

  • Collaborative:
  • follow instructions highlighted in yellow on class wiki
  • edit and proofread the work highlighted in purple
  • integrate with existing article on Wikipedia
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

Objectives:

  • evaluate the effectiveness of this text
  • assess the rhetorical situation and apply to debate current issues
  • analyse the rhetorical strategies in the text
  • seek connections between arguments and contexts
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

Outcomes:

  • plan for and meet goals and deadlines, both independently and as a team member;
  • demonstrate skills in research and analysis to link information in an original way
  • apply the concepts of rhetorical reasoning in evaluating discussions on current issues and defend an ethical and logical argument effectively in various mediums
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

Student Comments:

  • “It developed my ability to use different mediums of texts and technology and helped me to evaluate and integrate different styles of learning.”
  • “The technology and activities allowed great group work, which made the learning activities enjoyable.”
  • “Most lectures consisted of group work and peer evaluation. I’m now a lot more confident as a student in group work settings.”
  • “The level of interaction and the group-focused learning structure me make some friends from my course for the first time!”
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WRIT2002: Advanced Writing and Rhetoric

Acknowledgements:

Thank you to Susan Atkinson and Roman Tantangelo, of Sydney eLearning, for your invaluable guidance and support.

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