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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This chapter explores how adults use writing in order to learn in contexts outside of work and school—which the authors term “self-sponsored writing to learn”—as well as how they manipulate the boundaries between these contexts.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Does your university or college have a commitment to lifelong learning and, if so, what role might writing play in that commitment?
  2. How can (or how do) your course assignments build on students’ self-sponsored writing to explore writing to learn as a tool for lifelong learning?