Knowledge-                               Knowledge-Seeking                                  Making: Improving Intellectual...
3    Problems    of Capital    in FYC     Access     Authority     Application
#1Access
This is big.PROBLEM #1: ACCESS1,603,176,817,507,980 ft²
This is tiny.PROBLEM #1: ACCESS900 ft²
This is huge.PROBLEM #1: ACCESS0.036 ft²
#2Authority
We treat students likeraw materials.PROBLEM #2: AUTHORITYThe Objective
Where does        knowledge        come from?PROBLEM #2: AUTHORITYThe Source
“You areintellectually bankrupt.”
#3Application
Tests are theirultimate goal.PROBLEM #3: APPLICATIONUnknown Purpose/Audience
Teachers are        arbitrary       audiences.PROBLEM #3: APPLICATIONTeacher Determination
PROBLEM #3: APPLICATIONAudience Outside Class
Knowledge-Seeking
Knowledge-Making
Intellectual   capital needs     research.RESEARCHPrimary research manufactures intellectual capital.
Inquiry motivatesresearch.MOTIVATIONGenuine inquiry infuses research with purpose.
Research             needs real             audiences.AUDIENCEStudents bring to class access to authentic audiences.
Knowledge-MakingPrimary researchBased on genuine inquiryDirected toward authentic audiences
Thank you.
Credits(all images licensed under Creative Commons)Blue marble image: NASAClassroom interior: Schplook on FlickriPhone: Fl...
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From Knowledge-Seeking to Knowledge-Making: Improving Intellectual Capital in FYC Courses

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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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From Knowledge-Seeking to Knowledge-Making: Improving Intellectual Capital in FYC Courses

  1. 1. Knowledge- Knowledge-Seeking Making: Improving Intellectual Capital in FYC Courses Christopher R. Friend (@chris_friend) University of Central Florida
  2. 2. 3 Problems of Capital in FYC Access Authority Application
  3. 3. #1Access
  4. 4. This is big.PROBLEM #1: ACCESS1,603,176,817,507,980 ft²
  5. 5. This is tiny.PROBLEM #1: ACCESS900 ft²
  6. 6. This is huge.PROBLEM #1: ACCESS0.036 ft²
  7. 7. #2Authority
  8. 8. We treat students likeraw materials.PROBLEM #2: AUTHORITYThe Objective
  9. 9. Where does knowledge come from?PROBLEM #2: AUTHORITYThe Source
  10. 10. “You areintellectually bankrupt.”
  11. 11. #3Application
  12. 12. Tests are theirultimate goal.PROBLEM #3: APPLICATIONUnknown Purpose/Audience
  13. 13. Teachers are arbitrary audiences.PROBLEM #3: APPLICATIONTeacher Determination
  14. 14. PROBLEM #3: APPLICATIONAudience Outside Class
  15. 15. Knowledge-Seeking
  16. 16. Knowledge-Making
  17. 17. Intellectual capital needs research.RESEARCHPrimary research manufactures intellectual capital.
  18. 18. Inquiry motivatesresearch.MOTIVATIONGenuine inquiry infuses research with purpose.
  19. 19. Research needs real audiences.AUDIENCEStudents bring to class access to authentic audiences.
  20. 20. Knowledge-MakingPrimary researchBased on genuine inquiryDirected toward authentic audiences
  21. 21. Thank you.
  22. 22. Credits(all images licensed under Creative Commons)Blue marble image: NASAClassroom interior: Schplook on FlickriPhone: Florin Hatmanu on Flickr (edited with his consent)Rows of desks: bara-koukoug on FlickrBook pages: fanz on FlickrMultiple-choice: albertogp123 on FlickrPapers to grade: courtesy MicrosoftWordpress Publish button: Matt Mullenweg and Evan RothJames Webb telescope mirror from NASA Goddard Photoand Video on FlickrRunning cat from Malingering on FlickrRed chairs by Thomas Hawk on Flickr

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