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Writing as Making: Positioning a WAC Initiative to Bridge Academic Discourse and Studio Learning

DiPietro, Cary and Ferguson, Susan and Grant, Roderick (2019) Writing as Making: Positioning a WAC Initiative to Bridge Academic Discourse and Studio Learning. In: Writing In and About the Performing and Visual Arts: Creating, Performing, and Teaching. University Press of Colorado, pp. 147-162. ISBN 978-1-64215-029-2

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Abstract

The shift from college to university curriculum at OCAD University in Toronto, an art and design school, has produced tensions between cultures of making and their perceived incompatibility with academic discourse. These tensions, however, afford opportunities to reflect upon the place of academic writing in relation to diverse forms of knowledge production within the university. Writing in the studio, which emphasizes creativity, process and peer critique, productively destabilizes conceptions of academic writing as a generalizable academic skill while fostering the codification of disciplinary knowledge in emergent academic discourses in art and design. These issues are discussed within the context of a university-wide Writing Across the Curriculum initiative.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Writing & Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2019 22:04
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 06:15
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2783

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