Book cover for Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing. Edited by Julia Bleakney, Jessie L. Moore, and Paula Rosinski.
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Drawing upon a pilot study of twenty-two alumni from three different campuses, “Collaboration as Wayfinding” considers how post-collegiates orient themselves to different forms of collaboration, both intentionally and serendipitously. The chapter examines the exploratory, unanticipated, and contingent forms of collaborative writing alumni engage in as they imagine, define, and create goals for shared writing.

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Discussion Questions

  1. How can instructors help students to practice collaborative writing that goes beyond “group work” and exposes students to the informal or serendipitous aspects of collaboration?
  2. Are students experiencing this authentic form of collaborative writing in other places on campus that could be a useful model for classroom instruction?
  3. Where in your current curriculum might students gain exposure to the processes of creative collaborative writing not only to work toward a final project but also to experience and reflect on the process?