Engaging Critical Thinking through Goal-Oriented Writing: Discipline-Specific Assignment Design

Presenters: Stephen Adkison and Keith Comer, Idaho State University

Email: adkistep@isu.edu

Email: comerkei@isu.edu

Abstract: A hands-on session for faculty interested in using focused writing assignments to encourage conscious and reasoned inquiry in their classrooms. The goal of this session was for participants to develop sound and individualized techniques for improving student thinking and writing in their courses and to engage in the larger dialog concerning teaching and learning within and across the disciplines.