Welcome to the wikispace for the course:

Critical Literacy and Interaction


This module is part of the General Education program for the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Aruba

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Hi Students!

Welcome to our on-line learning environment. This wikispace is meant as an 'outside the classroom' virtual space where we can elaborate further on the themes and subjects presented in the classroom.

Getting Started

First, you must be a member of the wiki to collaborate. If you haven't recieved an e-mail invitation from your instructor yet to join this wiki, simply click on the “Join this Wiki” link (in the left corner of this page) to begin. From the moment you are a member of the wiki you can start participating too.

Navigation

Look at the left side of the wiki. There you will find a navigation list with links to subpages. Here a explanation of the pages we have so far:
  • Announcements: important announcements will be post here, please check regularly for updates.
  • Framework course: here you will find the overall framework for this course. let's call it the 'spine' since it connects all the different units together. I advice you to read the framework whenever you feel lost, it sheds light on the big picture!
  • Assignments: here I will post the assignments and instructions concerning these assignments.
  • Conversation starters: here we can share 'bits of information' (ofcourse non-mandatory) that are relevant to the subjects of the course we come across along our learning journey process. If you come across an interesting piece of information online (for example, a blog article, an interesting news story a website, an ad, a video etc) illustrating the concepts we are learning about (again, it has to be relevant to the the course) you can post it on the page and explain its value and relevance to us. If you are not sure it's relevant enough, e-mail me telling me what it's about (it's my responsability to filter information and keep the 'relevance factor' alive) and afterwards we've consider it you can post it online.
  • Reading list: here you will find the compiled literature for this course. I've categorized them in the 12 UNITS the course consists of. This page also function as an instruction for how to read the reader (the reader is only in hard copy available). If there's a digital version of the literature available I will post it here too. Remember, there are some readings that are only available in digital format and are therefore not available in your reader, it is here that you can download these readings.
  • Each UNIT of the course will have its own page. Here we can elaborate more on this specific theme, publish more examples, focus on the concepts etc. We can discuss in class the best way to approach the UNITS on this wiki. Remember it's an evolving process.
  • Module Description: the title of the page says it all. Here you'll find a description of the course (a shorter version of the elaborated version I've mailed to you and handed out in the first class).
  • Discussions (the tab for 'Discussions' can be found at the top of this page): here you can start discussions on the various topics/themes of the course. Students can help each other by answering questions, by elaborating more on the subjects and I will moderate and see where my help is needed.


Teacher:

Nadia Dresscher-Lambertus, MSc.
e-mail: nadiadresscher@gmail.com
telephone: 582-3901 ext. 240
University of Aruba, CEC building, room 9