You are cordially invited to attend the TSL Brown Bag Lunch Research Talk by Dr. Zhang Tong on Rubric Co-construction in EAP Classrooms: Student and Instructor Perceptions.
Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 12pm, (China Standard Time).
Location: IB 2025 or Zoom (Remote attendees will receive the Zoom link via email.)
Snacks and bubble tea provided.
Please RSVP by 5 pm Thursday March 30th:
Co-constructing rubrics has been suggested as an effective strategy to support English Language Learners (ELLs) in self-assessment and metacognitive development. However, implementing rubric co-construction in EAP classrooms can be challenging and time-consuming for college students and instructors. This study aims to explore student and instructor perceptions of rubric co-construction in first-year college writing classrooms. Sixteen Chinese first-year students and their instructors participated in semi-structured interviews to discuss their experiences with the rubric co-construction process. Thematic analysis of the interview data revealed that both students and instructors perceived benefits from rubric co-construction, including increased transparency, support for self-regulation and metacognitive activities, and enhanced formative use of rubrics. However, the findings also unveiled pedagogical concerns related to the features of first-year ELLs in college. The data further suggested that instructors negotiated between institutional expectations and their teaching practices and beliefs. This study offers insights into implementing teacher-student rubric co-construction in EAP teaching contexts and provides implications for instructors and curriculum designers.
IB 1008 (IB Auditorium)
Also in session 4 the Nighthawks render Thu nights Superdeep, this week by capturing Kleber Mendonça Filho‘s 2012 Neighboring Sounds (& food & drink…). Thu, Mar 30, 9 pm, IB Auditorium.
HRC Superdeep Nighthawks meet on Thu eve (9pm till late). Their current screening series, revolving around dreams in film, is hosted in collaboration with the HouTu Research project Unforgotten Dreams.
On March 22, 2023 the Gender Studies Initiative held a screening and discussion of the documentary film Picture a Scientist.
- Titas Chakraborty, moderator
- Renee Richer, panelist
- Binbin Li, panelist
Continue reading “Picture A Scientist”
Reported by Cody Schmidt, class of 2025
This was the first event of the Computational Humanities Seminar series, which focuses on the role of technology in the social sciences. The series is organized by Jaehee Choi, Zhaojin Zheng, and Alice Xiang.
Professor Amir Fekrazad, a professor of economics from Texas A&M – San Antonio, presented his research on using artificial intelligence to estimate a person’s remaining lifespan on February 24th. Moderated by Professor Jaehee Choi, Professor Fekrazad detailed the process of creating such technology. Continue reading “Student Report on Estimating Remaining Lifespan from the Face”
Reported by Shivam Mani, Class of 2025
This talk was a part of the HRC’s Religion+ event series, held in-person on the DKU campus. Each event connects a topic to religion, and faculty are invited to speak on their work and/or ideas about the intersection of the topics.
This event brought Prof. Bryce Beemer, Prof. Titas Chakraborty, and Prof. Tommaso Tesei together for a conversation about the role of religion in the formation, development, and behaviors of empires throughout history. Continue reading “Student Report on Religion + Empire”
Reported by Dongkun Lyu
The seminar was divided into three parts. Sue first introduced the Ontology of the Lucid Dream, Michelle then discussed several different “Selves” in the dream, and finally Nathan proposed the research on knowledge in dreams and related action philosophy. Continue reading “Superdeep#17: “Lucid Dreams Elucidated” By Nathan Hauthaler, Weifan Mo and Siyu Wang”
Date/Time: March 28th, 5:30pm
Zoom ID: 954 6231 1016
Guest Speaker: Hendrik Wagenaar and Barbara Prainsack
Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the fault lines in the current, neoliberal political-economic order. While we are obviously not the ones to have noticed this, our take on the problem differs in a number of important ways from the usual political economy analyses. The aim of the book is to provide an evidence-based, practically feasible, vision of a more sustainable and more just political economic order. We use utopian imagination as a systematic method (Levitas 2013). Specifically, the purpose of the book is twofold: 1) to provide the ideas and vocabulary for a different narrative of a better society, and 2) to suggest concrete solutions, each one of them grounded in practical experience and/or scientific evidence.
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Join us for our 18th Superdeep workshop meeting in its 18th month. Karen Nielsen (E&L Phil ’23) and Junyi Tao (DS ’23) will showcase via “Connecting Dots on Vanishing Voices: A Computational
As always, everyone is welcome to join; no prior knowledge of philosophy is required. And, as always, snacks and refreshments will be served at the meeting.
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For more information on DKU’s Superdeep workshop,
or contact Nathan Hauthaler.