Place-based Writing across the Disciplines

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Engaging Writing Students through Geographic Place

Over two years, 17 instructors and 32 students from 16 different departments in writing intensive courses in which at least one writing assignment focused on local geography were video interviewed about teaching and learning, using standardized questionnaires. Their responses were edited into 680 discrete video clips that were then coded and tagged by a team of English graduate students and their instructor.

These video clips comprise the Collections in this Scholarspace Community, augmented by keywords and abstracts to contribute to national and international research communities in Writing across the Curriculum (WAC)/Writing in the Disciplines (WID) as well as researchers investigating place-based writing. We also situate this research with respect to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), so that the contributions of students and teachers in these clips can support teachers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and elsewhere in developing writing assignments, courses, and curricula that tap geographic place to boost student engagement.

To see the course description for each sub-community and gain more context for interpreting the video clips, please click on the course name and title below. To see the UHM web page for faculty, click on their names. To see the writing assignment students chose for use in their interviews, click on the student's collection. For a full depiction of our research methodologies, theoretical grounding, documentation of the project, research participants, and research team bio’s, please visit our website:

Place-based WAC/WID

Sub-communities and Collections within this community

Sub-communities

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American Studies 220: Introduction to Indigenous Studies

11

Instructor: Brandy Nālani McDougall

17

Student: Brendan Burk

15

Student: Maria Barcinas

39

Animal Sciences 432: Swine Production

12

Instructor: Halina Zaleski

14

Student: Harold Smythe

13

Student: Kaleigh Morrison

40

Communicology 385: Culture and Communication

12

Instructor: Jessica Gasiorek

13

Student: Dayna Agustin

15

Student: Nagel Flores

43

English 273: Introduction to Literature: Creative Writing: Poetry and Place

12

Instructor: Noʻukahauʻoli Revilla

16

Student: Aileen-Ann Patoc

15

Student: Leilani Portillo

36

English 470: Studies in Asia-Pacific Literature: Mapping the Literatures of Hawaii

12

Instructor: Candace Fujikane

14

Student: Ghialana Borges

10

Student: Tammy Ting-Beach

30

Food Sciences, Health, and Nutrition 492: Field Practicum

17

Instructor: Anne Shovic

13

Student: Elizabeth Jimenez

28

Geography 330: Culture & Environment

5

Instructor: Mary Mostafanezhad

11

Student: Allison Fujimoto

12

Student: Seok H. "Peter" Yun

48

Geology & Geophysics 305: Geological Field Methods

16

Instructor: Scott Rowland

15

Student: Bryson Aiu

17

Student: Shellie Habel

39

Hawaiian Studies 478: Mele o ke Hou: Music in Hawaiian Identity

11

Instructor: Jonathan Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio

13

Student: ʻEkolu Leon Guerero

15

Student: Mele Kalama-Kingma

42

Honors 491:Sustainability Courtyard / Campus Engagement

10

Instructor: John Cusick

14

Student: Cielia Morse

18

Student: Rebekah Harter

43

Indo-Pacific Languages 427B:Topics in Pacific Literature: The Writings of Albert Wendt

16

Instructor: Manumaua (Fata) Simanu-Klutz

14

Student: Jacob Mayer

13

Student: Scott Kaʻalele

36

Journalism 402: Intellectual Foundations

10

Instructor: Gerald Kato

13

Student: Bobby Bergonio

13

Student: Peter Chastagner

40

Management 343: Comparative Management Systems: U.S. and Japan

13

Instructor: Dharm Bhawuk

14

Student: Brendon Sunada

13

Student: Vance Hiroshige

25

Nursing 452: Cultural Aspects of Health Management in Indigenous Populations

12

Instructor: Mary Mahelona

13

Student: Eileen Sugimoto

54

Social Work 303: General Social Work Practice II

21

Instructor: Mike DeMattos

15

Student: Leʻa Moses

18

Student: Marshal Tokunaga

47

Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences 336: Renewable Energy and Society

18

Instructor: Brian Turano

15

Student: Alana Eagle

14

Student: Joeleen Ortaleza

43

Urban and Regional Planning 310: Introduction to Planning

15

Instructor: Priyam Das

13

Student: Andrea Kelley

15

Student: Zachary Parlee


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