In this reading group, we'll discuss the book's findings and strategies for fostering students' critical reading skills.
Reading Group on Critical Reading in Higher Education
Wednesday, June 15th, 10-11:30 a.m.
Belk Library 102
Written by a multidisciplinary group of faculty, Critical Reading in Higher Education is intended “for undergraduate instructors from various disciplines who are frustrated that their students don’t read, or more accurately, don’t read the way they are expected to in undergraduate courses” (xi). This book explains the findings from a collaborative research project focused on “how students read in first-year courses.” And what they offer, as Pat Hutchings describes in the forward is “good news, not-so-good news, and bad news,” about student reading habits. Though the study focuses on first-year courses, it offers findings and strategies that can be adapted or applied in other course contexts to foster and help develop students’ critical reading skills (as well as a nice model for a well-designed cross-disciplinary collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning project).
The first half of the book will be discussed on June 15th. Participants will select a second date for discussing the remainder of the book. Please register by June 1st to receive a copy of the book.