The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. Also welcome are proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether these advance any resulting new methodologies or not.
Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.
Suggestions for possible papers or panels are listed below, but other topics are both welcome and encouraged.
● Unusual discipline combinations in Writing Across the Curriculum courses
● Benefits and challenges of online teaching
● Strategies for teaching games and game theory
● Using Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Twitter in teaching
● Curricula featuring primary sources from library special collections
● New ways to incorporate Wikis or Blogs into the classroom
● Teaching U.S. students in international settings
● Podcasts and videocasts as teaching tools
● Editing family letters and/or journals in student projects
● Promoting active learning by co-opting structures typically associated with webpages
● Experiential learning in community settings
● Integrating service learning with traditional curricula
● Student projects constructed as museum exhibits
Send 100-250 word paper abstracts or proposals for panels to Leslie A. Donovan at the email or physical address below by the submission deadline of December 15, 2009. Please include a brief biographical statement of 50 words or less with your abstract or proposal.
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09
(Priority Registration Deadline is also 12/15/09, so submit proposals soon!)
Founded by Dr. Peter C. Rollins in the 1970s, the SW/TX PCA/ACA has sought to foster the interdisciplinary study of our region through its fascinating legacy of literary, historical, visual, and media images. Since then this regional organization, affiliated with the National Popular and American Culture Associations founded by Ray B. Browne, has grown to include a wide range of offerings bringing participants together from across the nation and internationally for its annual conference. A core value of the organization is the belief that an understanding of national concerns begins with regional and local learning.
The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held February 10-13, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown in Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque, NM 87102; 505-842-1234)
Details regarding the conference (listings for all areas, other CFPs, and info about hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://swtxpca.org/.
Leslie A. Donovan
University Honors Program
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA
(505) 277-4313 (phone), (505) 277-4271 (fax)
Visit the website at http:///swtxpca.org/
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