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Food for Thought: Collaborative Course Design and Social Media in the Writing Classroom

A SLU professor and an instructional designer ponder how a writing course situated in food, culture, & class works.

Michaella Thornton

on 31 October 2012

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Transcript of Food for Thought: Collaborative Course Design and Social Media in the Writing Classroom

"First we eat,
then we do everything else." Innovative Teaching Fellowship School for Professional Studies English 150: Course Design Insights Learning Studio Food for Thought: Mission
Students/Context Purpose of class: food & culture
Students: Relevance of the theme
Pluses & pitfalls Before
After Follow us on Twitter: @jenny_agnew
@kellathornton Collaborative Course Design &
Social Media in the
Writing Classroom M.F.K. Fisher What?
Why? Questions? Questions we have: How did the thematic approach to readings and writing projects motivate, hinder, or challenge students, the professor, and instructional designer?
What role do social media play in supporting and developing writers who are also adult learners?
What would we keep, tweak, or table now that this class is done? Learning experiences guest speakers
social media assignments that build on the formalized writing process
writing about food & culture George Mahe, Dining Editor,
St. Louis Magazine Maude Bauschard, Owner of Maude's Market in Dutchtown Reine Bayoc, SweetArt Bakeshop Session Hashtags: #food150
#fttc2012 Course blog: Food 150 https://food150.wordpress.com/ Great Guest Speakers Food Talk StL http://foodtalkstl.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/food92212-seg3.mp3 The Meaning of Food Twitter References The Process of Composition Bauschard, M. (n.d.). Digital color photograph. Retrieved http://pprc.umsl.edu/base_pages/gallery/Exhibits/dutchtown.html
City of Maplewood. (2012). George Mahe photograph. Retrieved http://www.cityofmaplewood.com/index.aspx?NID=323
Learning Studio photos courtesy of Herman Miller, Inc. Retrieved http://www.hermanmiller.com/research/case-studies/saint-louis-university.html
Meaning of Food image. Retrieved http://www.pbs.org/opb/meaningoffood/
Wilmes, C. (2011, June 16). Reine Bayoc photograph. Riverfront Times. Retrieved http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2011/06/reine_bayoc_sweet_art_bakeshop_part3.php
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