We Lead Interdisciplinary Lives. We Need Interdisciplinary Learning! – Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (26:32)

Thanks to having met Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal (Dr. Jawa) while we were both doing TEDx talks in 2016, he invited me to present on the pedagogy of the flipped classroom that I practice in my classes in the IGE Department for his panel: “Advances in Engineering Education Symposium” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference held on the CalPoly campus last week.

Titled “From Atoms to Applications” this conference is the 99th annual Pacific Division Meeting of the group and the first ever held at CPP. 

We Lead Interdisciplinary Lives. We Need Interdisciplinary Learning! - Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (26:32)

 

 

I ended up using the title “We Live Interdisciplinary Lives/We Need Interdisciplinary Education” for my presentation and it dovetailed quite nicely with the other presentations made by Dr. Jawa on Framing as an Effective Pedagogical Approach, Paul Nissenson on Creating An Online Engineering Video Library At A State University, and Kamran Abedini on “Puzzles Principles“. Both Professor Abedini and Jawaharlal are past recipients of the Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching awards on campus so it was an honor to be asked to share the panel with them.

Each of us advocated for flipped classrooms and for hands on exercises and experiences that make learning something that lasts.

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Speaking at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications

Speaking at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference - “From Atoms to Applications

Speaking at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications

My talk was Pedagogy of the Flipped Classroom

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Preparing to speak at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications” via My Instagram

Preparing to speak at American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Regional Conference – “From Atoms to Applications”

My talk was Pedagogy of the Flipped Classroom

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Rosanne Welch, PhD will be presenting at this summer’s American Assoc. for Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, June 14, 2018

Dr. Rosanne Welch will be presenting at this summer's American Assoc. for Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, June 14, 2018

Thanks to an invitation from my TEDx friend and colleague Dr. Mariappan “Jawa” Jawaharlal, Professor of Mechanical Engineering here at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP), I’ve been asked to make a presentation during a session he is hosting on Engineering Education for the AAAS (American Asso. for Advancement of Science) during their Pacific regional conference being held on the CPP campus on June 14th. 

I’ll have a chance to tell an international crowd of engineering and science professors about other models of education beyond lecturing and standardized testing.The presentation will offer definitions and examples of ways to use well studied pedagogies such as flipping the classroom, Socratic seminars and hands-on exercises. By practicing creativity and highlighting the relevance of each lesson presented, students own much more of the information than when relying only on lectures and test-based assessments. 

Flipped Classroom Pedagogy

ROSANNE WELCH (MFA in Screenwriting Program, Stephens College and Interdisciplinary General Education Department, Cal Poly Pomona)

Based on my nearly 20 years of working to advance creativity in college classrooms both among students and faculty, this presentation will focus on the pedagogy of the flipped classroom and how that particularly suits science and engineering students in classes outside their discipline – and inside it as well. The presentation will offer definitions and examples of ways to use well studied pedagogies such as flipping the classroom, Socratic seminars and on hands on exercises. By practicing creativity and highlighting the relevance of each lesson presented, students own much more of the information than when relying on lectures and test-based assessments. That is not to say those do not play a part in these pedagogies, but they are not the only way to educate millennials.

I met Dr. Jawa when both of us gave TEDxCPP presentations in 2016.  Here’s a link to my talk from that night:

And here’s a link to his (which happened to be on Becoming a Bette Teacher – which is what started a conversation that has continued across both years and resulted in his visiting my classes as a guest speaker and my being asked to present at his conference):

This will be a fun new presentation to put together – before I begin the planning for the session I’ll be presenting in Milan for the next Screenwriting Research Network conference (that one will be on how and why I created my History of Screenwriting course – so stay tuned for more info on that one as well!).

Here’s the link to the bios of the other AAAS panel participants.

And here’s one that links to our various abstracts

20 Where Did We Get Gidget Right? from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (1:00)

20 Where Did We Get Gidget Right? from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch

20 Where Did We Get Gidget Right? from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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So, I really wanted to wrap up with the idea, so where did we get the Gidget book right? Was it in the movies or in the TV show? I’m going to guess, just because I’m pushy and that’s what I pushed on you, it is, in fact, the TV show and I’m going to say that’s because TV is where meat-and-potatoes stories can be told. We have a hundred or 200 hours to tell you the story of one character. They can’t be weak and superficial or you won’t come back. We need to really get into their hearts and hear about them and that’s the beauty of television as opposed to bubblegum in films and also TV has often been — and I’m not saying Gidget is part of the golden age of television — but when we discuss the Golden Age of Television we discuss it like Dickensian novels, that every month, every week, you get another section of the story and that’s the power of television. We can expand on a character because you’ve come to love them and you’ll watch them go through two or three or seven years of their lives and that’s much more in-depth than you can get into a film which is where Gidget falls apart if you ask me.

 

At this year’s 10th Annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand I presented…

“How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto by Accident (and How We Can Get Her Out of it): Demoting Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas from Edgy Coming of Age Novel to Babe on the Beach Genre Film via Choices made in the Adaptation Process.”

It’ a long title, as I joke up front, but covers the process of adapting the true life story of Kathy Kohner (nicknamed ‘Gidget’ by the group of male surfers who she spent the summers with in Malibu in the 1950s) into the film and television series that are better remembered than the novel. The novel had been well-received upon publication, even compared to A Catcher in the Rye, but has mistakenly been relegated to the ‘girl ghetto’ of films. Some of the adaptations turned the focus away from the coming of age story of a young woman who gained respect for her talent at a male craft – surfing – and instead turned the focus far too much on Kathy being boy crazy.

Along the way I found interesting comparisons between how female writers treated the main character while adapting the novel and how male writers treated the character.

Gidget


Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting.

Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Watch Dr. Welch’s talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP.


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19 Dorothy Cooper Foote and Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (0:50)

19 Dorothy Cooper Foote and Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Then you flip over her to Dorothy Cooper Foote who was one of the freelance writers on the show. Gidget has a crush on an older man. That’s Daniel Travanti who will show up in Hill Street Blues as a grown man. He’s a photographer. He’s a war veteran from the Vietnam (Korean) War, although that war is unmentioned, but he’s a war veteran and he’s taking pictures of her for a magazine. She falls in love with him. She discovers he actually has a fiance. He didn’t realize she had a crush on him because he didn’t consider a younger girl as someone that he would go after and her and her Dad had this lovely moment because he says “(Your) always going to hurt a little.” and he knows because his wife has passed away and he’s a widow. So they make this connection on having experienced loss together. Which is a very mature thing for a young girl to be able to discuss and to share and again that mature attitude toward her comes from a female writer.

At this year’s 10th Annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand I presented…

“How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto by Accident (and How We Can Get Her Out of it): Demoting Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas from Edgy Coming of Age Novel to Babe on the Beach Genre Film via Choices made in the Adaptation Process.”

It’ a long title, as I joke up front, but covers the process of adapting the true life story of Kathy Kohner (nicknamed ‘Gidget’ by the group of male surfers who she spent the summers with in Malibu in the 1950s) into the film and television series that are better remembered than the novel. The novel had been well-received upon publication, even compared to A Catcher in the Rye, but has mistakenly been relegated to the ‘girl ghetto’ of films. Some of the adaptations turned the focus away from the coming of age story of a young woman who gained respect for her talent at a male craft – surfing – and instead turned the focus far too much on Kathy being boy crazy.

Along the way I found interesting comparisons between how female writers treated the main character while adapting the novel and how male writers treated the character.

Gidget


Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting.

Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Watch Dr. Welch’s talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP.


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18 Lack of Chivalry from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (0:50)

18 Lack of Chivalry from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Backward again we go to a boy writing the show. The boyfriends always wait until the last minute to call the girls for a date because they have to see if there is good surf. If there’s good surf they won’t call them for dates. Gidget decides that that’s being treated dis-respectively. We should all make a plan to do something else so when the boys call at the last minute we’re already busy. So they do that. They have a sleepover party at her house. The problem is, the girlfriends all get calls from their boyfriends and they leave the party. Better to be with boys than to be with their girlfriends, right? So her plan fails, which is kind of sad and at the end, this is her weak…weak ass…lesson. “As far as courtesy and respect are concerned, if a boy meets you halfway, that’s good enough.” I don’t understand. You know, I love guys. Hello, I’m married to a guy. I have a son, but what is this writing women as little weak girls. It is very sad.

At this year’s 10th Annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand I presented…

“How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto by Accident (and How We Can Get Her Out of it): Demoting Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas from Edgy Coming of Age Novel to Babe on the Beach Genre Film via Choices made in the Adaptation Process.”

It’ a long title, as I joke up front, but covers the process of adapting the true life story of Kathy Kohner (nicknamed ‘Gidget’ by the group of male surfers who she spent the summers with in Malibu in the 1950s) into the film and television series that are better remembered than the novel. The novel had been well-received upon publication, even compared to A Catcher in the Rye, but has mistakenly been relegated to the ‘girl ghetto’ of films. Some of the adaptations turned the focus away from the coming of age story of a young woman who gained respect for her talent at a male craft – surfing – and instead turned the focus far too much on Kathy being boy crazy.

Along the way I found interesting comparisons between how female writers treated the main character while adapting the novel and how male writers treated the character.

Gidget


Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting.

Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Watch Dr. Welch’s talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP.


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17 When Women Write Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (0:54)

17 When Women Write Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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If we flip back to Flippen, and now she’s taking her friend seriously. This friend, Larue, is being bullied at school so talk about an interesting theme that is still very prevalent right? And it’s her friend Gidget who stands by her and doesn’t care what the other girls think. “You’re still my friend.” It’s because Larue likes to ride horses more than she wants to get a boyfriend and the girls don’t respect her for that. So again, a girl interested in a sport that she wants to be better at. That’s the kind of friend Gidget wants to have, not a friend who goes shopping and kisses boys all the time. So she takes care of her friend, the Dad helps out, which I think is really pretty, and in the end, again, we go back to, “As long as a girl’s got something to love, all’s right with the world and it can be an ocean, a horse, a friend of just incidentally, a boy.” Men are not the most important catch in her life. I think that’s really cool. Written by a woman in a TV show.

At this year’s 10th Annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand I presented…

“How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto by Accident (and How We Can Get Her Out of it): Demoting Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas from Edgy Coming of Age Novel to Babe on the Beach Genre Film via Choices made in the Adaptation Process.”

It’ a long title, as I joke up front, but covers the process of adapting the true life story of Kathy Kohner (nicknamed ‘Gidget’ by the group of male surfers who she spent the summers with in Malibu in the 1950s) into the film and television series that are better remembered than the novel. The novel had been well-received upon publication, even compared to A Catcher in the Rye, but has mistakenly been relegated to the ‘girl ghetto’ of films. Some of the adaptations turned the focus away from the coming of age story of a young woman who gained respect for her talent at a male craft – surfing – and instead turned the focus far too much on Kathy being boy crazy.

Along the way I found interesting comparisons between how female writers treated the main character while adapting the novel and how male writers treated the character.

Gidget


Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting.

Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Watch Dr. Welch’s talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP.


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16 Men Writing Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch [Video] (0:57)

16 Men Writing Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch

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But then you switch over and get an episode written by a gentleman and you see, basically, she wants to by this car of one of the surfers on the beach so she has the ability to go back and forth without bugging her friends for a ride. She decides to go to shop class at the school to learn how to take care of the car before she buys it where these things are all annoying to me.

“When a woman clamors about being equal to men, sometimes giving them exactly what they want convinces them they don’t want it.”

That’s the teacher’s way of getting her to quit the class and he spends the entire episode giving her terrible dirty, heavy, awful jobs in the auto shop so that she will quit. She never does, but at the very end she comes up with this message. She got the car fixed because she stood outside and looked helpless and that was the lesson she learned in an episode written by a man. So as far as I’m concerned they took character a few steps backward in the midst of this growth period and I think that’s so sad.

At this year’s 10th Annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand I presented…

“How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto by Accident (and How We Can Get Her Out of it): Demoting Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas from Edgy Coming of Age Novel to Babe on the Beach Genre Film via Choices made in the Adaptation Process.”

It’ a long title, as I joke up front, but covers the process of adapting the true life story of Kathy Kohner (nicknamed ‘Gidget’ by the group of male surfers who she spent the summers with in Malibu in the 1950s) into the film and television series that are better remembered than the novel. The novel had been well-received upon publication, even compared to A Catcher in the Rye, but has mistakenly been relegated to the ‘girl ghetto’ of films. Some of the adaptations turned the focus away from the coming of age story of a young woman who gained respect for her talent at a male craft – surfing – and instead turned the focus far too much on Kathy being boy crazy.

Along the way I found interesting comparisons between how female writers treated the main character while adapting the novel and how male writers treated the character.

Gidget


Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting.

Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Watch Dr. Welch’s talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP.


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15 Analyzing Episodes of Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch – SRN Conference 2017

15 Analyzing Episodes of Gidget from How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto with Dr. Rosanne Welch – SRN Conference 2017

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Also in the episode, she talks about surfing — she eats, drinks and sleeps it. She says to her Dad, you do the same thing. Why should it be wrong that I have something I’m obsessed with being better at and he agrees with her. So, she’s able to debate with her father and they have this very equal relationship which makes me interested. In this particular episode, she brought her Dad to the beach to see what was so good about surfing. he met a girlfriend who is a research chemist. A woman writing the episode makes the woman not only a widow, not some little girly job. She’s a research chemist that he is going to go out with. His last girlfriend was the Dean of Female Students at UCLA. Every woman you meet on this show if the episode is written by a woman is a woman with a substantial career and an interesting person. That fascinates me.

At this year’s 10th Annual Screenwriting Research Network Conference at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand I presented…

“How Gidget Got Into the Girl Ghetto by Accident (and How We Can Get Her Out of it): Demoting Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas from Edgy Coming of Age Novel to Babe on the Beach Genre Film via Choices made in the Adaptation Process.”

It’ a long title, as I joke up front, but covers the process of adapting the true life story of Kathy Kohner (nicknamed ‘Gidget’ by the group of male surfers who she spent the summers with in Malibu in the 1950s) into the film and television series that are better remembered than the novel. The novel had been well-received upon publication, even compared to A Catcher in the Rye, but has mistakenly been relegated to the ‘girl ghetto’ of films. Some of the adaptations turned the focus away from the coming of age story of a young woman who gained respect for her talent at a male craft – surfing – and instead turned the focus far too much on Kathy being boy crazy.

Along the way I found interesting comparisons between how female writers treated the main character while adapting the novel and how male writers treated the character.

Gidget


Dr. Rosanne Welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches the History of Screenwriting and One-Hour Drama for the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting.

Writing/producing credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, ABCNEWS: Nightline and Touched by an Angel. In 2016 she published the book Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop; co-edited Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia; and placed “Transmitting Culture Transnationally Via the Characterization of Parents in Police Procedurals” in the New Review of Film and Television Studies. Essays appear in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television and Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Welch serves as Book Reviews editor for Journal of Screenwriting and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Written By magazine, the magazine of the Writers Guild.

Watch Dr. Welch’s talk “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” at the 2016 TEDxCPP.


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The Screenwriting Research Network is a research group consisting of scholars, reflective practitioners and practice-based researchers interested in research on screenwriting. The aim is to rethink the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices.