Transfer of Learning in the Writing Center

Edited by Bonnie Devet and Dana Lynn Driscoll
Digital Editor: Jialei Jiang

CoverWLN's second DEC focuses on transfer of learning in the writing center, presenting seven chapters from writing center scholars. The scholars analyze the state of transfer scholarship for writing center practitioners and describe both the theory and training necessary to support transfer in the center.

Table of Contents


Writing Centers as a Space for Transfer: Supporting Writing, Writers, and Contexts, Dana Lynn Driscoll and Bonnie Devet

Part I. The Context—Transfer-Focused Structures and Support

Chapter 1. Considering the Exigency of Transfer and Its Impact on Writing Center Work, Marcus Meade

Part II. The Writer-Transfer-Focused Thinking and Dispositions

Chapter 2. Motivational Scaffolding's Potential for Inviting Transfer in Writing Center Collaborations, Kathy Rose and Jillian Grauman

Part III. The Tutor-Knowledge of Writing and Transfer

Chapter 3. Strategies for Creating a Transfer-Focused Tutor Education Program, Heather N. Hill

Chapter 4. Teaching for Transfer and the Design of a Writing Center Education Program, Lauren Marshall Bowen and Matthew Davis

Part IV. The Tutor-Dispositions and Transfer-Focused Thinking and Soft Skills

Chapter 5. Taking the High Road to Transfer: Soft Skills in the Writing Center, Mike Mattison

Chapter 6. Playing Around: Tutoring for Transfer in the Writing Center, Candace Hastings

Part V. The Writing Center Context-Tutor Education

Chapter 7. Transfer(mation) in the Writing Center: Identifying the Transformative Moments that Foster Transfer, Cynthia Johnson

About the Editors

Bonnie Devet, a professor of English at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, directs the College of Chareleston Writing Lab. She also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in grammar, technical writing, freshman composition, advanced composition, the theory and practice of writing labs, and the teaching of composition. She has delivered numerous conference presentations and has published widely on the training of consultants as well as on teaching grammar, technical communication, and freshman composition. She has also recently been the recipient of the Southeastern Writing Center Association Achievement Award.

Dana Lynn Driscoll is a Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center and teaches in the Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate program. Her scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, writing centers, writing transfer and writerly development, research methodologies, writing across the curriculum, and writing assessment. Her work has appeared in journals such as Writing Program Administration, Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Writing Center Journal, and Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Her co-authored work with Sherry Wynn Perdue won the International Writing Center Association's 2012 Outstanding Article of the Year Award. She has served on the CCCC Executive Board, CCCC Research Impact Award Committee, and on numerous editorial boards in the field.

Publication Information: Devet, Bonnie, and Dana Lynn Driscoll (Eds.) (2020). Transfer of Learning in the Writing Center: A WLN Digital Edited Collection. WLN.

Publication Date: February 15, 2020

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Series Editors:  Karen Gabrielle Johnson, Shippensburg University, and Julia Bleakney, Elon University

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