Teaching and the Profession
The Pedagogy and Popular Culture area requests proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, history, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, technology, etc. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies. Proposals regarding using popular culture in the classroom are particularly encouraged.
Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome.
While we encourage and welcome all topics involving pedagogy and/or curriculum development, some suggestions for possible papers or panels are listed below:
- Combining unusual disciplines in Writing Across the Curriculum courses
- Utilizing new media technologies or Web 2.0 tools
- Multimodal learning
- Discussing the benefits and challenges of online teaching; best practice presentations are gleefully welcome!
- Integrating popular television, films, novels, graphic novels, or music for meaningful classroom lesson planning
- Teaching games and game theory
- Utilizing social networking tools in the classroom
- Using Wikis or Blogs in the classroom
- Teaching with podcasts and videocasts
- Editing family letters and/or journals in student projects
- Promoting active learning by co-opting structures typically associated with webpages
- Integrating service learning with traditional curricula
- Constructing student projects as museum exhibits
- Challenging standard pedagogical assumptions
Note: All individual presentations by undergrads must be submitted to this area in the submission database. Upon review, they will be transferred to the proper area above.
We encourage and invite undergraduates to prepare a brief paper (15 minutes) on any topic that is covered by existing areas within the conference. This well-established conference has an area for all types of scholars, from horror aficionados to library archives fanatics.
Submit a 250-word abstract to present a paper. Or, submit a panel proposal with a separate abstract/user account for each presenter/paper. Proposals will be accepted online only and must be submitted under the “Undergraduate” section of the conference database. After review by conference staff, they will be transferred to the proper area chair listed above.