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2010: Literacy in Context(s)

Carnegie Mellon University June Communication Symposium

Please make plans to join us for this year’s June Communication Symposium, Monday through Wednesday, June 21-23, 2010.

Theme
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Literacy in Context(s).” Universities present a wide-range of contexts—both metacurricular and disciplinary—where students must develop specialized knowledge of and through language. Ideally the practices of the various contexts scaffold one another, but we must also recognize that each presents unique learning challenges. This year’s symposium invites discussion of literacy practices in individual contexts, opportunities to scaffold reading and writing tasks across the curriculum, and practical means for supporting literacy development.

Format
The symposium will feature talks by two outside consultants with expertise in English for academic purposes and literacy across the curriculum as well as thematically grouped individual papers. Based on feedback from last year’s participants, we are reducing the number of formal presentations and are increasing opportunities for interactions among the symposium participants with scheduled discussion times each day. The goal of the symposium is to build one intellectual community that aims toward developing effective approaches for assisting students to develop the professional and technical English communication skills that they need to function effectively in the emerging global knowledge economy. Travel funding is available for all presenters and for a limited number of other attendees. Questions about the symposium program should be directed toward Danielle Wetzel, the symposium coordinator. All other questions should go to Emily Mohn, the symposium co-coordinator.

Questions about the symposium program should be directed toward Danielle Wetzel, the symposium coordinator.  All other questions should go to Emily Mohn, the symposium co-coordinator.

 

 

 

 

 

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