Grow Your Skills in Teaching Academic Writing

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Grow Your Skills in Academic Writing is a one day course which explores practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of your students. It is appropriate for staff at any stage in their career and anyone looking to develop best practice by sharing ideas with peers from other institutions and disciplines.

  • From: Monday 6 November 2017, 10 am
  • To: Monday 6 November 2017, 4 pm
  • Location: Newton 37B, City Campus,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 10.00 am

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Event details

Grow Your Skills in Academic Writing addresses a number of different teaching strategies and approaches to academic writing, as well as looking at a wide range of different text examples ranging from essays and diaries through to blogs and reports. It focuses on enhancing four key areas of practice, namely (i) approaches to teaching academic writing (ii) academic writing and assessment (iii) digital text and online writing, and (iv) feedback on student academic writing.

The course is intended to support you in your continuous professional development, enhancing not only your teaching methods but also your students’ learning, complementing the overall reputation of your academic institution in the process.

Course content

Grow Your Skills in Academic Writing employs a range of different activities including small group work, structured learning activities and written tasks, with participants receiving electronic copies of a range of resources and materials.

The course content is put together and run by Lisa Clughen in tandem with Ben Brabon, the HEA’s Academic Lead for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Besides being a senior lecturer in Spanish at Nottingham Trent University, Lisa ran an Academic Support Service in Arts and Humanities for 14 years and specialises in teaching academic writing. She has published and presented numerous papers on subjects ranging from academic literacy to writing, and is the author of Writing in the Disciplines: Building Supportive Cultures for Student Writing in UK HE, published by Emerald in 2012.

“Lisa’s inspirational approach to academic writing engages the senses and takes you right inside the writing process,” says Ben. “Her brilliance is that she is an excellent critical friend and mentor who will help you to see how your ideas fit within large structures.”

Who should attend?

If you are an early career academic – and that includes support staff, academics, research staff, graduate teaching assistants, graduate tutors, lecturers and senior lectures – then this course is designed with you in mind.

Benefits to the attendee

  • A course which explores practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of your students, designed by Higher Education Academy experts in academic writing
  • Addresses a number of different teaching strategies and approaches to academic writing, as well as looking at a wide range of different text examples
  • Employs a range of different activities including small group work, structured learning activities and written tasks
  • The opportunity to enhance your continuing professional development
  • Held at a centrally located venue with good transport links over the course of just one day

Benefits to the institution

  • The opportunity for your staff to absorb the very best expertise on academic writing, which they in turn can pass on to their – and your – students
  • Held over the course of just one day
  • The course can, on request, be run as an in-house training session at your institution
  • An opportunity for you to invest in the continuing professional development of your early career staff, something they will appreciate and value

Grow Your Skills in Academic Writing is a one day course which explores practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of your students. It is appropriate for staff at any stage in their career and anyone looking to develop best practice by sharing ideas with peers from other institutions and disciplines.

Location details

Address:

Newton 37B, City Campus

Past event

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Lisa Clughen
+44 115 84 83133