Authority is Contextual and Constructed: Class Discussion of Authorship
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.
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.