A combined conference with the Michigan Writing Centers Association
Theme: Innovation and Tradition
Featured Luncheon Speaker on Fri. Oct. 21: Poet M. L. Liebler
Location: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Building K, Warren, MI48088-3896
Our classrooms, workplaces, country, and world are always changing–change that can rub against longstanding traditions. How are innovation and tradition manifest in what we read, learn, study, and teach? How might pedagogical and technological innovation affect our writing, our classrooms, our lives? How, for example, might innovative technologies challenge cultural traditions, as new modes of communication widen global reach? What other kinds of innovation—curricular, administrative, structural, pedagogical, work-oriented, social—do we support, experience, and make? What are we innovating ourselves, and how and why? In contrast, what traditions do we see as valuable? What is the balance between tradition and innovation—or do we even want balance? How might innovation be used to support traditions?