09 juin 2014

Guest Post: This Must Be the Place: Teaching Francophone Literacy Narratives

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Many of you will recognize the title of this post from the Talking Heads song of the same name:

Home - is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place

This is unhome all over, right? “I guess that this must be the place.” Unhome took on new significance over the course of the term, one that can be considered more broadly within the experience of the university: unhoming is also what happens in the acquisition of deep knowledge. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about deep knowledge this semester, as I’ll be starting a new visiting position this coming year: I’ll still be housed in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, but my teaching will be in UIC’s new Freshman Experience Initiative, one of the primary aims of which is to help students acquire deep knowledge throughout their undergraduate education. Read more...

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