The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Thursday, June 9 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Mini Papers for Applied Learning (10:00 - 10:30) LIMITED

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Based on ideas offered by Bean (2011), I use ‘Mini Papers’ to help my Sociology of Sport undergraduate students consolidate their thinking on our major topics (class, race, gender, sexuality, deviance). Instead of traditional essays where the intended audience is limited to the instructor/ professor, these mini papers task students to direct their writing to a variety of audiences. Students are asked to write short responses to school principals, family members, newspapers, community sport organizations and so on. As such, the organization of their ideas through critical thinking is challenged and developed. Students report heightened engagement with the material, and their understanding (theoretical and applied) is deepened. 

Lauren Couture, Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley


Lauren Couture

Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley

Thursday June 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Venezia Conference Room (Second Floor)

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