MMTOR on Wardle and Downs article

Those of you on the WPA list may have notice the article that's sparked all kinds of excited discussion:

Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions: (Re)Envisioning “First-Year Composition” as “Introduction to Writing Studies”
Douglas Downs and Elizabeth Wardle

In this article we propose, theorize, demonstrate, and report early results from a course that approaches first-year composition as introduction to Writing Studies. This pedagogy explicitly recognizes the impossibility of teaching a universal academic discourse and rejects that as a goal for first-year composition. It seeks instead to improve students’ understanding of writing, rhetoric, language, and literacy in a course that is topically oriented to reading and writing as scholarly inquiry and that encourages more realistic conceptions of writing.

That abstract doesn't tell us much, but the article is based on research and observation from pilot courses taught by the authors. They include case studies, but I haven't finished the article yet, so I'll stop there. I do plan to post a detailed review tomorrow, so if anyone else would like to get in on an MMTOR (Massive Multi-Thinker Online Review), or event, or seminar, what have you, let me know.