Help Students Do Meaningful Work | A Conversation with Sherry Lee Linkon

A photo of Sherry Linkon's book Literary Learning on a wooden table
I so enjoyed talking with Dr. Sherry Lee Linkon, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Georgetown University, about her book, Literary Learning: Teaching the English Major (Indiana University Press, 2011). While our conversation will be especially relevant to those who teach literature, we discussed a range of broader pedagogical questions–including about the nature of expertise, the importance of scaffolding with both structure and flexibility, the need for teachers to read and apply the scholarship on teaching and learning, and the power of having students do meaningful, public-facing work.

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