(Re) Forming Education

Opening Freewrite: What is the purpose of public education?

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Why English 101?  Why do you think the state requires everyone at every two and four year college to take this course?

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What is Knowledge?

Again, Jen has kept these prompts general on purpose.  We will watch a Ted Talk  today (reenvisioned as an RSA Animate) that will help you understand why.

This Ted Talk will also explain some of the underpinnings to Jen’s pedagogy– why she has made certain choices in how she has designed English 101.

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Why Research?

Opening Freewrite: What is research?  Why “the research paper” class?  Why is English 102 required (high school/running start requirement, AA requirement, transfer requirement) by the high school, Clark College, the state?  So what?  Who cares?  What role will research play in your academic life here at Clark?  Your academic life when you transfer?  Your “real” life?

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