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We’re all mixed up: Collaborating to support the acquisition of Academic Literacy

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presentation at the 2016 Mississippi Writing Center Association (MSWCA) annual conference

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We’re all mixed up: Collaborating to support the acquisition of Academic Literacy

  1. 1. We’re All Mixed Up: Collaborating to Support the Acquisition of Academic Literacy Stacy Kastner, MSU Writing Center Amanda Powers, MSU Libraries Hillary Richardson, MSU Libraries
  2. 2. THEWC@ RESEARCH SERVICES
  3. 3. Invitations
  4. 4. Cross Talk One-to-One Methods! The. Literature. Review.
  5. 5. Braided Process In 2004, Rolf Norgaard called for a hybrid approach to information literacy education, arguing that “writing theory and pedagogy can and should have a constitutive influence on our conception of information literacy.” For Norgaard, such a pedagogy requires “a partnership” characterized by “genuine intellectual engagement.” On college and university campuses, it is not uncommon for libraries, composition programs, and writing centers to establish partnerships in pursuit of this goal: facilitating the acquisition of research and writing as processes not meant to “unbraid” but as complex, demanding, and interdependent activities (Fister).
  6. 6. ACRL Authority Is Constructed and Contextual Information Creation as a Process Information Has Value Research as Inquiry Scholarship as Conversation Searching as Strategic Exploration
  7. 7. ACRL In addition, this Framework draws significantly upon the concept of metaliteracy, which offers a renewed vision of information literacy as an overarching set of abilities in which students are consumers and creators of information who can participate successfully in collaborative spaces. Metaliteracy demands behavioral, affective, cognitive, and metacognitive engagement with the information ecosystem. This Framework depends on these core ideas of metaliteracy, with special focus on metacognition, or critical self-reflection, as crucial to becoming more self-directed in that rapidly changing ecosystem.
  8. 8. Curiosity Openness Engagement Creativity Persistence Responsibility Flexibility Metacognition WPANCTENWP
  9. 9.  Rhetorical knowledge  Critical thinking  Writing processes  Knowledge of conventions  Abilities to compose in multiple environments WPANCTENWP
  10. 10. WPANCTENWP
  11. 11. Collaborations • Undergraduate Workshops • Classroom Sessions/Workshops • Graduate Workshops • Summer Development Program Skills Lab Experiment • Dissertation Jump Start
  12. 12. Collaborations
  13. 13. Collaborations
  14. 14. Data-Based Dialogue
  15. 15. Brainstorming Sessions
  16. 16. How do or how should or how could we braid “research” and “writing”? How do or how should or how could we braid “The Library” and “The Writing Center”?
  17. 17. What’s tech got to do with it?
  18. 18. What’s computing got to do with it?

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