Breaking Silos Podcast
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Breaking Silos is a podcast that engages in deep discussions about guests’ scholarship and the ways that scholarship may help teach or assess language and communication in college classrooms. Our guests come from a wide range of disciplines and research areas, many not directly about the teaching of writing. The hope is to engage in conversations that break the academic and teaching silos we often work in in the academy. And in the process, we hope that writing teachers and other listeners will find our conversations fun, engaging, and meaningful to their classrooms and students.
The HostsTeachers Talking Writing: Perspectives on Places, Pedagogies, and Programs, is a collection of conversations about the theory and teaching of writing in postsecondary contexts in the 21st century. list of his books can be found on this site, as well as a selection of his articles and book chapters.
- Episode 2: Michael Russell (Boston University) discussing his book, Systemic Racism and Educational Measurement: Confronting Injustice in Testing, Assessment, and Beyond (2023). The conversations focuses on ways the field of educational measurement has historically been an "apparatus of oppression" through its use of white racial framing, and what writing teachers might learn from this for their own teaching.
- Episode 1: Jennifer Randall (University of Michigan) discussing her article, "Color-Neutral is Not A Thing: Redefining Construct Definition and Representation through a Justice-Oriented Critical Antiracist Lens" (2021). The conversation focuses on culturally and socially situated assessment practices, antiracist frameworks for assessment design, decentering whiteness, rubrics, and myths about language and writing.
A Note About the Podcast
The discussions and ideas offered on this podcast are not intended to represent the positions of either the University of Central Florida or Arizona State University. They are the sole opinions of its hosts and guests.