Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk presents at conference
Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk, assistant professor of English, gave a presentation on facilitating students' metacognitive practices in the college writing classroom and led a workshop on teaching multilingual students at the Conference on College Composition and Communication's annual convention, held April 6-9 in Houston, Texas.
Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk co-led an interactive presentation, titled “Metacognition Recognition, or ‘I know it when I see it’,” at the 66th annual Conference on College Composition and Commnication annual convention held April 6-9 in Houston, Texas. In this presentation, she not only defines metacognition as a constellation of thinking and learning practices that are integrated, ongoingand social, but also interrogates disciplinary assumptions about how metacognition is researched and practiced in writing studies and how particular metacognitive practices are invited by genred writing assignments.
Zinchuk also led a workshop on "Crossing the Academic Threshold: Fostering Metacognition for Writing Success" that was one component of an afternoon instructional workshop for instuctors, faculty, and administrators on "Developing Practical Pedagogical Approaches for International L2 Writers in the Classroom and Beyond.” In this workshop, she presented a number of practical strategies to develop multilingual students' metacognitive practices in the writing classroom through integrated reflection, emotional engagement, developing strategies and emotional engagement. She also wrote about these practices in the recent National Council of Teaching English "Literacy & Education" blog (see here).
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), founded in 1949, supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition, communication, and rhetoric.