Berlin’s Pedagogy – Don
6 Units – Advertising, work, play, gender, education, and individuality
Project Teams – Kyle
1. Data and Coding Team – Responsibilities will include research into qualitative methods, coding, and related empirical topics as well as transcribing and coding data from focus groups and instructor journals. If you are taking empirical methodology in the spring, this might be a good option for you.
2. Traditional Article Team – Responsibilities will include gathering research on Berlin and related ideological critiques as well as reporting on our teaching experiences as an empirical/archival study. If you are taking postmodern rhetoric in the spring, this might be a good option for you.
3. Webtext Team – Responsibilities will include gathering research on teaching self-studies, pedagogical accounts and similar works that have both a print and digital form as well as developing a webtext that includes a completed Berlin bibliography and accounts of our teaching experiences. If you are taking Sam’s gaming course in the spring, this might be a good option for you.
Establishing a Project Timeline – Kyle & Don
1. Readings for Winter Break – In order to prepare for this project, we’re hoping to all read 2 selections from Berlin and 1 critique from Raul Sanchez and/or Marshall Alcorn. These readings will provide an overview of Berlin’s pedagogy and its limitations.
2. Pre-teaching Focus Group – On adapting Berlin's materials in spring course
3. Teaching Journal – During the unit sequence, we hope that we can all keep teaching journals to keep track of our experiences in adapting Berlin’s pedagogy.
4. Post-teaching Focus Group – On teaching (adapted) Berlin’s materials in spring course
5. Project Team Meetings – Each project team will determine the frequency of smaller meetings throughout the spring semester.
Tasks for Today
1.0 Schedule a face-to-face meeting for early January: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11 am
2.0 Create 3 Project Teams
2.1 Data coding team: Jon and Dan
2.2 Traditional article team: Kyle and Sherri
2.3 Webtext team: Jeff and Amelia
Don and Nick?
3.0 Determine unit theme (we will need at least 1 instructor per unit):
3.1 Advertising: Amelia and Jon
3.2 Work: Kyle
3.3 Play: Jeff
3.4 Gender: Nick?
3.5 Education: Don
3.6 Individuality: Sherri
4.0 Creative endeavor grant opportunity due January 15th
4.1 1-page description of project: Dan and Jon
4.2 Timeline and budget for project: Don
5.0 Council for Writing Program Administration (CWPA) proposal due January 1st
5.1 1-page description of project: Kyle and Jeff
6.0 Venue options:
6.1 CFP for Microhistories edited collection
6.2 Kairos (digital heavy webtext) or Enculturation (not so heavy webtext)
6.3 College Composition and Communication (CCC)
6.4 Other venues?
Winter Break Tasks
1.0 Exempt Category 1 IRB Application: Kyle
2.0 Transcribe the rest of Berlin archive materials: Don and Sherri
3.0 Assigning folks to contact Berlin’s former mentees: Jon, Dan, and Amelia