From Last Time/Desde La Última Vez: 
  • Read selections on "How writing reflects belief systems" and "Writers always have more to learn" in Blackboard
  • Write your third weekly reflection (on Farr and today's readings)
  • Be drafting your literacy autobiography

Today's Daily Agenda

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, born on September 26th

1. Attendance

2. Questions?

3. Writing time:

  • Look at one of the short writings about writing we have read either last week or for today
  • Write the title of that section on the top of your entry
  • Agree, disagree, explain, or comment on the title of that section.
    • Share in groups of THREE
    • Listeners--identify ONE SENTENCE that you want to hear more about

4. Remember Threshold concepts:

  • “A threshold concept can be considered as akin to a portal, opening up a new and previously inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something without which the learner cannot progress. As a consequence of comprehending a threshold concept there may thus be a transformed internal view of subject matter, subject landscape, or even world view. This transformation may be sudden or it may be protracted over a considerable period of time, with the transition to understanding proving troublesome. Such a transformed view or landscape may represent how people ‘think’ in a particular discipline, or how they perceive, apprehend, or experience particular phenomena within that discipline (or more generally).”
  • They are transformative-- in that, once understood, its potential effect on student learning and behaviour, is to occasion a significant shift in the perception of a subject, or part thereof.
  • Why are we learning about these?

5. Our entire world view is shaped by our language. This is called "ideolology." How did the reading define this?

6. Activity: NFL Protests, the reaction against protests, and other matters

  • Watch the two following videos:
    • As you watch, pay attention to the words the speaker uses.
      • What do they value?
      • What do they not value?
      • What do they make assumptions about?
      • What do they conflate (link together in a way that makes sense to them that reflects their own values--the Fox News host linking "being a veteran" with "standing for the anthem" or the sports caster using the word "protest" to link those who kneel for the anthem with Dr. Martin Luther King)

Video One

Video Two

7. All Writers have more to learn

  • Review Readings
  • Review the point of the course (and of the WS Track) on 64-5.

8. Studio time, if time

9. Next Time/La Próxima Vez:

  • Read selections on "How writing is about learning"
  • Be drafting your literacy autobiography
  • Bring everything you've written thus far for your Literacy Autobiography