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|Description||A two-day course run by the Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester focused on the new A-Level in Creative Writing. Designed for English teachers who wish to develop their own creative practice, this course is for those who may have experience of teaching Creative Writing in schools but who wish to develop their skills as teachers of the subject at post-16 level, or as teachers new to the A-level in Creative Writing. Residential and non-resdential booking options. The course is suitable for: Teachers who are already teaching Creative Writing A-level Teachers preparing to teach the A-level in Creative Writing Teachers interested in offering Creative Writing as an enrichment activity at Post-16 level Writers who teach in Adult Education or equivalent setttings|
|Duration||2 days - 6 & 7 July 2015|
|Categories||Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, Arts, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Teacher trainer, Personal Development, Gifted and Talented, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, Collaborative Learning, Feedback, Gifted and Talented, Individualised Instruction, Peer Tutoring, Small Group Tuition, Activities to sufficiently challenge the tutee , Peer-assessment monitored by teacher, Provides approaches to assess pupils’ needs accurately and provide work at a challenging level with effective feedback and support, There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, Provides approaches for specific, accurate and clear feedback , Provides approaches for comparing what a learner is doing right now and wrong before , Provides approaches for a balance between support and challenge, Supports effective professional development for teachers, Provides approaches for individualised learning tasks activities|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
Teaching Creative Writing at Post-16: For Teachers Who Write (or Want to Write) will help you develop your craft as a writer, reflect on your practice, and tackle pedagogical challenges presented by teaching the subject. 'Many many thanks for this fantastic opportunity...I feel really supported now and ready to begin the course with my students' (course delegate 2014)
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
The AQA specification notes that: “Creative Writing at degree level is taught primarily by practising writers. It is hoped that the teaching of Creative Writing in secondary schools and colleges will in some ways mirror this practice, with teachers and students working together as writers.”
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
You should expect improvements, year on year, in assessment performance of your Creative Writing students, measurable in rising grades.
Voice of the Learner data (eg collected via focus groups or by quantitative methods) should demonstrate increased confidence in the skills and knowledge of Creativce Writing teachers who have taken this course.
|Follow-up activities and support||
After the course, The Centre for New Writing will establish and host a network and resource bank for continuing support throughout the teaching year.
There will be workshops, seminars, individual tutorials, and talks by authors about their experience of translating good writing practice into great teaching practice. After the course, The Centre for New Writing will establish and host a network and resource bank for continuing support throughout the teaching year.
During the two days of the course, you will address such questions as:
Course tutors are experienced creative practitioners, former Heads of English and exam board representatives. There will be plenty of time to get to know your tutors and each other. The acclaimed poet Daljit Nagra will give a reading and answer your questions at the evening dinner.
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.