CFP: "Innovations in Practice"; an issue of
the Romantic Pedagogy Commons
This issue of The Romantic Pedagogy Commons, Innovations,
will, we hope, spawn a subsequent issue, Innovations in Practice.
We are here, in this Innovations issue, publishing
innovative course materials. You are invited to participate in a)
trying these innovative materials; b) assessing their impact in
comparison to traditional course materials; and c) writing a short
(3000-word) article about your experience to be considered for an
issue called Innovations in Practice.
For example, one could give students a
rather traditional, print-based assignment for reading Shelley's
"Mont Blanc." One could give to the same group, or to another, a
less tradition-bound assignment, one that makes use of visual
imagery as a stimulus for thinking. In other words, it might be
possible to give half your class one version, half another, and
then assess what each group knows about the poem. What were the
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO USE THE MATERIALS PRESENTED HERE,
and all are encouraged to SUBMIT AN ESSAY. We are particularly interested
in essays from Romanticists who could split up their classes, using
"innovative" and "traditional" versions of the same assignment,
administer assessments of those versions, and then write about the
difference in learning outcomes.
We are also particularly interested in the use of Wikis
in courses. If you teach the same Romanticism course each year,
would you be able to teach one or two versions of it using a Wiki,
and then assess and write an essay comparing your Wiki classes to
the more traditional, paper-and-codex-centered classes that you
have taught in the past?
Group has informed us that IVANHOE
(http://patacriticism.org/ivanhoe) version 1.0 is still in Beta
testing. In the future, it will be possible to simply subscribe
and log in online. At the moment, however, you must email NINES
before using the program in your classes: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome any submissions on IVANHOE, whether played on paper,
in a blog, or in the new program.
Please send your proposals, submissions, and offers
to participate to:
Department of English
Miami University Oxford, OH 45056