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Creative Assignments and Ways to Evaluate Them

Facilitator: Howie Tam, CETLI Graduate Fellow, English
Convener: Dr. Julia Bloch, Director, Creative Writing Program

In this workshop, which includes an experiential learning exercise, we will address creative and alternative assignments that give students diverse skillsets and critical tools. We will reflect on how to scale assignments for different class sizes, pros and cons of using creative assignments, and methods of assessment that ensure grade fairness and make learning visible to students. We will also think about rationales for creative assignments, their requirements, and ways to encourage accountability. Professor Julia Bloch, Director of the Creative Writing Program at the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, will lead the workshop with examples from her own teaching portfolio and lead workshop participants in a hands-on exercise. Please contact Howie Tam ( if you have any questions. Lunch will be served.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the English department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room 330 (Grad Lounge)
Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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School of Arts & Sciences

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