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Rescue from the deep end : the case for postgraduate awards in teaching writing

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by R Williamson, Donna Brien
In the interests of continuing, and ensuring, teaching and learning excellence in the discipline of Writing, this paper proposes the provision of specialist courses to train university, and other post-compulsory education, teachers of writing. It will provide the rationale for doing so, drawing on Australian and international practice and research, and will put forward possible models for such a new program. This paper will show that such new qualifications will fill an immediate and, indeed an increasing, need for highly specialised pedagogic training in Australia, New Zealand and potentially the UK and the USA. The paper comprises three sections: the first demonstrates that there is an acknowledged need and proven demand for postgraduate qualifications that prepare staff to teach within higher education institutions; the second outlines the case for the provision of specialist training for those who teach creative or professional writing at post-compulsory level; and the third canvases aspects of a proposed Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Creative and Professional Writing).

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

Start Date

01/01/2007

ISBN-13

9781740882736

Location

University of Canberra, ACT

Publisher

Australian Association of Writing Programs

Place of Publication

Canberra, ACT

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education; Intercultural Education Research Institute (IERI); University of New England;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australian Association of Writing Programs. Conference