Authority is Contextual and Constructed: Class Discussion of Authorship

Submitted by Jennifer Masunaga on June 17th, 2015
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The following activity is meant to demonstrate the concepts of authorship and authority to your students. It introduces the idea that context can influence the tone and writing style of a faculty member or scholar and also introduces the concept of the scholarly conversation. It can be used for any discipline.

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Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this activity, students should… • Be able to compare and contrast two different sources in order to comprehend the different types of context for scholarly ideas. • Recognize scholarly blogs and other informal scholarly communication sources in order to describe scholarly communication as an ongoing and evolving dialogue.

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Masunaga, Jennifer. "Authority is Contextual and Constructed: Class Discussion of Authorship." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2015.