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Title: Rescue from the deep end: The case for postgraduate awards in teaching writing
Contributor(s): Williamson, Rosemary Ann (author); Brien, Donna Lee (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: 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 canvasses aspects of a proposed Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ...and is... The 12th Annual Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference, Canberra, Australia, 21st - 23rd November, 2007
Source of Publication: The and is Papers: refereed proceedings of the 12th conference of the AAWP, p. 1-13
Publisher: AAWP: Australasian Association of Writing Programs
Place of Publication: Online
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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