Author: Lauran Kerr

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Lauran Kerr-Heraly is a professor of history at Houston Community College. She earned her Ph.D. in History and Gender Studies at the University of Houston. Her research focuses on black women physicians in 20th century America. She is passionate about active learning, digital innovation, and collaborative instruction.

As discussed in the article “Makerspaces and Writing Ecosystems in a Two Year College (1/2),” the maker movement and writing pedagogy have the potential to effectively encourage students to develop their ecological sense of literate infrastructures. By extending the previous discussion, this second post explores an experiment of collaborative pedagogy straddling composition studies, history studies, and makerspace pedagogy in a two-year college context. This post aims to demonstrate how multiliterate approaches and an environmental/social justice paradigm can help educators to build a resourceful ecology in which students foster their professional identity. Also, this post shares how this interdepartmental collaborative pedagogy…

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