Reference List Entry:

Bleakney, Julia, Jessie L Moore, and Paula Rosinski, eds. 2022. Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing. Elon, NC: Elon University Center for Engaged Learning.

About this Edited Book:

Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing extends the burgeoning scholarly conversation regarding the role of writing in lifelong and lifewide learning. The collection introduces higher education faculty, staff, and administrators to research on how all members of a campus community can prepare learners to be effective writers beyond the university, in personal, professional, and civic contexts.

The collection also discusses how to teach writing and teach with writing across the academic disciplines and in a variety of co-curricular spaces, such as student life, student employment, and career services, and in internship, co-ops, and work-integrated learning opportunities.

Chapters include the perspectives of faculty/staff, learners, and alumni from a variety of international contexts, and chapter authors in our collection study and report on:

  • innovative ways to teach writing and to teach content with writing to prepare learners to be lifelong and lifewide writers;
  • co-curricular experiences like internships, co-ops, and work-integrated learning that offer scaffolded practice with “real-world” writing; and
  • student life and on-campus employment experiences that deepen students’ practice with writing for varied audiences and purposes.

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