CFP: Learning, Literacy, and Knowledge at the CC

This CFP is for an article and was also found on UPenn’s website.

The proposal is due September 30, 2010 with the article due January 3, 2011.

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays that explores the intersections of literacies and the building of knowledge in the community college classroom. The collection will look at the various ways knowledge is acquired through writing and how that learning is acknowledged/reflected upon by students and used for further knowledge building.

Questions contributors may want to consider include, but are not limited to:

In what ways is the acquisition of knowledge different at a community college from a four-year institution? What accounts for those differences? If there are no differences, how can this be demonstrated?

How does the use of technology (or the restricted use of technology) affect student learning? What innovative ways have community colleges adapted technology in an effort to engage students?

How do material challenges (e.g. the need to work, lack of study space, limited computer access, etc) affect knowledge acquisition?

How do community college students engage with the community while learning? Does this occur more than for students at 4-year institutions?

How do community college composition teachers adjust their pedagogy to meet the needs of a student body less often prepared for college-level work?

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