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Title:Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 11 of 18
Authors:Place-based WAC/WID Hui
Contributors:Henry, Jim (interviewer)
Bost, Dawne (interviewer)
Turano, Brian (interviewee)
Keywords:place-based writing
writing across the curriculum
writing in the disciplines
Writing Intensive courses
scholarship of teaching and learning
show 29 morewriting pedagogy
general education requirements
kind of learning
educational context
sense of place
community needs
renewable energy
water rights
hydroelectric power plants
wind turbines
community involvement
group projects
UH Manoa
North Shore
pursuing projects post-semester
campus facilities department
local students
neighborhood perspective
grounding students
making coursework more real
show less
Date Issued:2015
Citation:Turano, Brian. 'Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 11 of 18.' Interview with Jim Henry and Dawne Bost. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
Abstract:Brief excerpt from interview: The local students will usually bring up the local perspective in class—and I'll bring it up, too—some of the issues are contentious. Say, geothermal power. Some in the Hawaiian community are against it, some are for it. Siting wind farms is a problem, but that's also national and global . . . a 'not in my back yard' kind of thing . . . So in class, we have a local perspective, a national perspective, and
international students bring the international perspective. Our island environment has some unique challenges that are brought to bear. And often we talk about importation of our food. Our food has to travel 2,000 miles to get here. And we get 90% of our food from the mainland. And most of our energy is imported in the form of petroleum. And that's an acute awareness that this class arrives at by the end of it.
Description:This item includes a segment of an an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2013 and in this clip the interviewee is describing challenges local students may face in this course.
Pages/Duration:Duration: 00:01:55
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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