Dialogic Learning and Low-Stakes Writing

 

 

Enhancing Dialogic Learning with Low-Stakes Writing Activities

by David S. Hogsette, PhD

A solicited lecture given at a faculty enrichment workshop at Grove City College

©2016

Many faculty members resist integrating more writing activities into their courses, largely because they fear an increase in workload, namely grading. In this presentation, I distinguish between low-stakes and high-stakes writing assignments, and I discuss a variety of ways that low-stakes writing activities can be integrated into different disciplines in ways that enhance dialogic learning without overburdening the professor with extra work.

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