Western Washington University
Bio:Librarian/Associate Professor Curator of the Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection Liaison to Woodring College of Education Liaison to The Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders
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March 17, 2017
This link was an experiment joining a small seminar-style class (LIBR201) with a large lecture class (A/HI271). Ten students registered for both courses. During a Writing Instruction Support retreat that both faculty attended in August 2013, they developed the linked aspect of the course by working through the overarching pedagogical theory driving this particular retreat, the idea of the “threshold concept,” which Dr. Carmen Werder has described as a “discipline-based concept that provides a transformational understanding and entrance to that discipline.” The instructors developed a...