Grow Your Skills in Teaching Academic Writing Workshop

Practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of students

 

Grow Your Skills in Teaching Academic Writing is a one day course, offered in-house which explores practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of students. It is aimed at academics still in their first few years of teaching aiming to develop best practice by sharing ideas with peers from within the institution and in different disciplines.

Grow Your Skills in Teaching Academic Writing Workshop

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If you are interested in our in-house training courses, please complete the enquiry form below and we will get back to you to discuss your needs. 

The information you provide will be held by the Higher Education Academy and used for general business purposes. If you provide us with your telephone number or email address we may contact you about our services and products.

 

Learning outcomes

Grow Your Skills in Teaching 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:

  • approaches to teaching academic writing; 
  • academic writing and assessment; 
  • digital text and online writing, and;
  • feedback on student academic writing.

 

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

Course content

Grow Your Skills in Teaching 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 Higher Education Academy’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'.

Please complete the form below for further information on the suite of HEA in-house training programmes, with printable versions to share with colleagues.

The information you provide will be held by the Higher Education Academy and used for general business purposes. If you provide us with your telephone number or email address we may contact you about our services and products.

 

If you have a question or comment, please send us a message and we will get back to you shortly.

The information you provide will be held by the Higher Education Academy and used for general business purposes. If you provide us with your telephone number or email address we may contact you about our services and products.

 

If you are interested in our in-house training courses, please complete the enquiry form below and we will get back to you to discuss your needs. 

The information you provide will be held by the Higher Education Academy and used for general business purposes. If you provide us with your telephone number or email address we may contact you about our services and products.

 

Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at early career academics – including: support staff, academics, research staff, graduate teaching assistants, graduate tutors, lecturers and senior lecturers.

Who will deliver the course?

Grow Your Skills in Teaching Academic Writing will be led in-house by Ben Brabon who works as the Higher Education Academy’s Academic Lead Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Benefits of the course

The course brings a number of benefits to both participants and the institution as a whole:

Benefits to the participant

Benefits to the institution

A course which explores practical approaches to developing the academic writing skills of your students, designed by Higher Education Academy experts in academic writing.

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.

Addresses a number of different teaching strategies and approaches to academic writing, as well as looking at a wide range of different text examples.

Held over the course of just one day in your own institution.

Employs a range of different activities including small group work, structured learning activities and written tasks.

An opportunity for you to invest in the continuing professional development of your early career staff, something they will appreciate and value.

The opportunity to enhance your continuing professional development.