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Thursday, 12 April 2012

EVENT - Integrating Writing Into a Studio-Based Curriculum

Writing in Creative Practice Series
Staffordshire University
24 May 2012 

This is the second workshop in the Writing in Creative Practice series, which is run in conjunction with Writing PAD and funded by the Higher Education Academy.

This workshop looks at how the Writing in the Disciplines model of integrating writing into subject specialist modules can be applied in the creative, studio-based disciplines of Art and Design specifically. Issues looked at are a number of models of teaching academic writing – from stand-alone to fully integrated. We will also be exploring the idea of genre when introducing written assignments, and Dr Fiona English, author of Student Writing and Genre, will share her experiences in this field.

Conceived as a hands-on day with lots of activities and discussion, this would work best if participants come in with a specific module/course in mind into which they want to integrate writing further. Sarah Williamson will introduce us to the making of individual artists’ books in order to capture the impressions of individual participants in a creative and visual way, and there will be the opportunity to discuss whether this way of putting together information could be seen as a genre to be included into the Studio-Based Curriculum. Pictures of works in progress will be submitted as a photo essay to the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.

The attendance of this workshop is free of charge to all those interested in the workshop topic, with preference being given to staff working in HE institutions and HE in FE colleges from across the UK. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, but travel expenses will not be covered. For more information or to book a place, please get in touch with Dr Alke Gröppel-Wegener (a.c.groppel-wegener@staffs.ac.uk).

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