Democratizing composition: bringing together thoughts, people & resources
I'm increasingly concerned with democratizing composition, a pedagogy built on these beliefs:
- Writing is one form of composition or making, tantamount to the rest.
- All modes of composition are valid and valuable methods of expression.
- All modes of composition benefit from design thinking, rapid prototyping (a.k.a. repeated failure), iteration, and user feedback.
- The monopoly of text in schools impoverishes student learning, self-expression, and educators' understandings of their students.