HM7109: Teaching Creative Writing

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HM7109: Teaching Creative Writing

Module Title Teaching Creative Writing
Module Code HM7109
Module Tutor Angela France
School School of Liberal and Performing Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module will give the student a solid grounding in a wide variety of practical techniques for teaching creative writing at school and university level and to analyse the appropriate theoretical considerations that inform them. The module will offer training in specific methods / techniques appropriate as preparation for research or professional practice. (RM)

Indicative Syllabus

Students will examine a wide variety of trigger and development techniques that are used in the teaching and development of writers in a workshop or seminar environment. Students will critically reflect on the practical sessions with particular reference to the theoretical background informing the techniques.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1.     analyse and evaluate ways in which creative writing may be triggered in students;

2.     critically analyse particular techniques commonly used for the development of student writers’ creative works;

3.     synthesise a range of critical, theoretical and writerly approaches to the teaching of creative writing which have emerged in the last ten years.

4.     anticipate the possibilities and difficulties attendant on the study of many aspects of contemporary writing. (RM)

5.     use the research tools in the Learning Centre cogently; and approach longer pieces of writing confidently, in the knowledge of appropriate strategies for the scholarly discipline of Creative Writing. (RM)

6.     demonstrate practical approaches to planning and delivering content.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 25
Independent Learning Hours: 125
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Coursework: Individual, presentation and paperwork: 20 minutes (1000 words or equivalent)
002: 70% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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