RA 6: Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces

“Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces”  by Kathleen G Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi does a great job to summarize the importance of campus landscapes for educational advancement in students. At the beginning of the article the authors contextualize the reader by giving recent statistics about the growing number of student enrollment. Also, they emphasize how […]

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RA 5: Cities of Rhetoric

Reading the ninth chapter of City of Rhetoric, was a good way to tie up everything I learned throughout the book.  David Fleming finalizes the book restating many of the claims he developed throughout it. He begins the final chapter calling for the readers to have “humility toward the built world”.  In other words, Fleming […]

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RA #6

Publics: Lessons in Collective Action Problems In his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming shows how protecting publics is useful to protecting our collective identity, and furthermore, the ability to distinguish between publics and their usefulness. Interactions between these communities are just as important, though. More successful and peaceful interactions mean the greater transfer of ideas, […]

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RA #5

Cities: An Urban Center for Educational Change In his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming shows how cities concepts taken from cities can change our educational systems to better educated students in rhetorical and linguistic skills. Fleming uses “public spheres,” and “commonplaces,” to describe that cities are places where people, with similar values, morals, and ideals, […]

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Fleming’s Conclusion. RA 5

In part three, chapter 8 of his book, City of Rhetoric author David Fleming concludes that the whole purpose of the book was to study how the circumstances in which someone grows up affects them in different ways. He describes an low-income African ghetto,an affluent white suburb,a mixed “urban village” a high-rise, an inner city […]

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RA 7: College Campuses as Commonplaces for Learning

In their article “Recognizing College Landscapes as Learning Spaces,” Kathleen G. Scholl and Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi argue that today’s universities should provide students a holistic learning environment with both indoor and outdoor spaces so they can experience both community interaction and personal reflection. Using the evolution of college campuses, the benefits of human-nature interactions, and […]

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RA6: Afterword

RA6 Within “Afterword” in his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming proposes a new ideal of thought towards “place and community”. Fleming wraps up his argument by showing the “purpose” of his writing and his overall stance on the neglect of domestic public life. Fleming shares that the, “ neglect of domestic public life under this […]

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