Three faculty members from the Department of English, Jason Lovvorn, Linda Holt and Charmion Gustke, conducted an interactive workshop at the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning, held in Franklin, Tenn. on March 4 and 5. The title of their workshop was “This Isn’t Your Mother’s English Class: Using Service-Learning Experiences to Improve Writing in the Composition Classroom.” The Belmont faculty members drew on their experiences as both service-learning practitioners and composition instructors and helped workshop attendees explore the integral role of reflective writing in service-learning classrooms. In addition, the workshop addressed how service learning classes improve student writing, concertize knowledge initiate empathy, and impel important questions about social issues.
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