Leading Basic Writing Students to Success Through Empowerment and Care
Patel, Nehali, English - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Seitz, James, AS-English-Eng Lit Ops, University of Virginia
In this thesis, I explore scholarship about basic writing courses in order to understand the needs of basic writers and the pedagogical approaches instructors take in such courses. I discuss the contributions of five basic writing instructors who I interviewed in tandem with literature reviews. In my analysis, I find two predominant themes that these instructors discuss which support existing scholarship: The Pedagogy of Empowered Learning and The Pedagogy of Holistic Care. I highlight the instructors' specific strategies and practices that contribute to student success in their classrooms.
MA (Master of Arts)
Basic writing, Empowerment, Pedagogy of care, Student success
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