Teachers of non-composition courses, such as literature, technical writing, and creative writing, as well as other subjects, are invited to submit abstracts for presentation on issues of past and future pedagogical theories and techniques for presentation at a graduate conference.
The 7th Annual GES Conference will be held February 22-23, 2002 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The theme of this year's conference, "Past and Future Perspectives: Negotiating our Changing Field," addresses our changing field from the graduate scholar's perspective. The palindrome of the year suggests examination of ways our past can help us deal with our future regarding issues arising from new theories, cultural shifts, evolving technologies, and recent discoveries.
In the teaching and pedagogy area, I'm looking for abstracts on issues including the following: reclaiming the past (reclaiming pedagogical techniques that went out of favor), inventing the future (creating new and innovative pedagogical techniques that look forward to where our students will be in their futures, and what they will need to know to support those futures), and combining the past and the future (combining traditional-even current traditional-pedagogies with contemporary goals or technologies). Although all abstracts that deal with teaching and pedagogy will be considered, I'm particularly looking for abstracts that deal with innovative pedagogies for teaching technical writing, creative writing, literature, and other non-composition courses. Abstracts on instructional technologies and complicating old or proposing new pedagogical theories are also especially invited.
E-mail submissions are strongly encouraged; please put "GES Conference Proposal" in the subject line for all electronic submissions. Participants may present no more than two papers or be on no more than two panels.
Texas Tech University
Department of English
Lubbock, TX 79409
(806)742-2501 ext. 284
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