From Knowledge-Seeking to Knowledge-Making: Improving Intellectual Capital in FYC Courses
This presentation leverages the tension between genuine and artificial assessment and position first-year composition courses as an essential element in students’ transition from knowledge seekers to knowledge makers. FYC allows students to reform their relationship with information by introducing students to primary research and genuine inquiry based on authentic writing situations. A curriculum built around genuine inquiry naturally causes us to draw out the self-reliance, self-interest, and intellectual capital in our students.
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