Many apologies for cross posting but this may be of interest to some colleagues:
The 9th Biennial EATAW conference will hold from 19-21 June 2017 @ Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Conference theme: Academic Writing Now: Policy, pedagogy and practice
NOW OPEN: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (further information available here)
The EATAW 2017 conference aims to articulate a response to the shifting realities of higher education using the sub-themes of policy, pedagogy and practice.
Policy – whether governmental, institutional or departmental – has the potential to impact the teaching of academic writing profoundly, raising questions such as:
- Where does writing development sit in universities?
- How do departments effectively equip teachers with different academic backgrounds to teach writing?
- At what stage should academic writing be taught?
Pedagogy – drawing from a wide range of pedagogical traditions, this sub-theme aims to reflect on how these are responding to the changing landscapes in higher education to address questions such as:
- Which pedagogic approaches are being used in different teaching contexts?
- How do we measure ‘good’ writing in different contexts?
- Is there a place for both generic and discipline-specific writing development?
Practice – a changing academic context has practical impacts on both staff and students provoking questions about how we academic writing teachers should respond to these impacts, leading to questions such as:
- Is student writing changing?
- When are digital technologies both used and avoided by students and teachers of academic writing?
- What physical and mental space do students need for effective academic writing?
The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 January 2017 (23.59 GMT).
All the best,
Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS)
IN033 | Royal Holloway, University of London | Egham | Surrey | TW20 0EX
T: +44 (0)1784 443110