Hi all, we're releasing Episode 13 on Thursday, 12/19!
Episode 13: Chuck Bazerman
In this episode, Chuck Bazerman talks about what surprises him the most about teaching, he reflects on rhetorical genre studies and the impact genre has on teaching writing, and he talks about the importance of writing across the curriculum.
Chuck Bazerman is a Distinguished Professor at the UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. His research interests are in the practice and teaching of writing, understood in a socio-historic context. Using socially based theories of genre, activity system, interaction, intertextuality, and cognitive development, he investigates the history of scientific writing, other forms of writing used in advancing technological projects, and the relation of writing to the development of disciplines of knowledge. His Handbook of Research on Writing: Society, School, Individual, Text won the 2009 Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award. His other work includes Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition: Writing Across the Curriculum and Shaping Written Knowledge: The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science.
Here's one of my favorite quotes from the episode: "Writing is having a voice. If you don't write, you don't have a voice."
Excited for you all to hear it,