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Grow Your Skills in Academic Writing is a one day course, offered in-house which explores practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of your students. It is aimed at academics still in their first few years of teaching looking to develop best practice by sharing ideas with peers from other institutions and disciplines.
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.
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 has been put together by Ben Brabon, the HEA’s Academic Lead for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, together with Lisa Clughen. Besides being a principal lecturer in Spanish in the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University, Lisa is also the institution’s Learning, Teaching and Academic Support Co-ordinator. 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.
To read more please see Ben's blog 'Writing in the Mouth'.
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.
Grow Your Skills in Academic Writing will be led in-house by Ben Brabon who works as the HEA’s Academic Lead Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss costs in more detail.
The Growing Your Skills in HE Learning and Teaching workshops have been designed for early-career academics who want to continue to develop their practice by working with peers from a range of institutions and disciplines. If you’ve a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching and you’re seeking recognition for your development, and to progress into a senior position, HEA Fellowship could add great value to your professional teaching experience.