Interrogations and Strategies for Overcoming Impediments to Wonder

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This panel examines structural and institutional impediments which might hamper the creation of an atmosphere of wonder within the writing classroom. Topics covered include an examination of how course management interfaces lend to a perceived devaluation of writing, a case study demonstrating how a lack of adequate institutional support preventing writing instructors from pursuing effective approaches toward teaching global Englishes, and a discussion of the pervasiveness of masculine toxicity in online spaces. While the effects of these impediments are indeed deleterious, the panelists draw upon their classroom experience to discuss strategies for overcoming them.

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Davis 102
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Concurrent Session D