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Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 2 of 15

By Place-based WAC/WID Hui


This item includes a segment of an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'What motivated you to design writing assignments with a place-based component?'Brief excerpt from interview: How to make the assignment interesting, because it is a General Education class that attracts students from all across campus . . . the nature of planning . . . Urban planning is a very context-based field . . . issues like transportation and housing, environmental issues, that are all interconnected and very complex . . . my own background, as an architect and landscape architect and planner, drives my motivation to design these types of assignments, because I am very focused on experiential learning

Topics: place-based writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, Writing Intensive courses, scholarship of teaching and learning, writing pedagogy, general education requirements, identity, sense of place, challenge/solution, kind of learning, experiential learning, educational context, identity, writing and speaking, instructor background
Year: 2015
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