Institute for Writing and Thinking

The Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) at Bard plays an important role in supporting the development of a liberal arts approach by providing faculty development for Bard’s international network partners as well as for hundreds of institutions around the world. IWT coordinates with CCE and network institutions to provide program- and division-specific workshops that foster student-centered learning, collaborative work and assessment activities—from first year writing initiatives, writing in the disciplines, syllabi and assignment design to advising and assessing senior projects. Workshops introduce pedagogical methods that cultivate writing-rich and student-centered classroom practices, emphasizing both critical thinking and analytic writing.

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