Clarksville, TN – The effects of an intended audience on students’ critical thinking skills in writing assignments will be the topic of the next Provost Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.
Dr. Gray Kane, faculty development analyst in APSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning, will present “Intended Audience and Critical Thinking Skills” at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 27th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.
All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Kane said an intended audience can offer students an imagined vantage point for students to interrogate their own preconceptions.
“However, writing instructors should bear in mind that an improvement in critical thinking can worsen a student’s craft,” he said. “Competing thoughts can surface and compete for space in the student’s writing.”
Other errors can reveal tensions in the student’s thought processes that offer the writing instructor an opportunity, Kane said.
“The instructor can direct the student to a path out of intellectual conflict by assigning a carefully crafted intended audience who can lead the way,” he said.
Kane has a Ph.D. in composition theory from the University of Mississippi. In addition to serving as faculty development analyst, he teaches Composition I for the department of languages and literature.
Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year.
All sessions are from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the MUC, Room 303 and include the following:
|Provost Lecture Series for 2012-13|
|October 4th||Dr. Becky Starnes|
|October 11th||Naomi Rendina, Alexandra Wills, Lisa Kurtz|
|October 18th||Kathy Heuston|
|October 25th||Jordy Rocheleau|
|November 1st||Kevin Tanner|
|November 8th||Lindsay Szramek|
|November 15th||Dr. Antonio Thompson|
|November 29th||Leong Lee|
|January 10th||Taj Hashmi|
|January 17th||Foloshade Agusto|
|January 24th||Mercy Cannon|
|January 31st||C.M. Gienger|
|February 7th||Tatsushi Hirono|
|February 12th||Christopher Burawa|
|February 14th||Alex King|
|February 21st||Andriy Kovalskyy|
|February 28th||Suta Lee|
|March 7th||Sergei Markov|
|March 21st||Kristofer Ray|
|March 28th||Ayman Alzaatreh|
|April 4th||Stephen Truhon|
|April 11th||Jason Verber|
|April 18th||Paul Collins|
|April 19th||Carol Baskauf|
The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.