Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
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)
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.
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.
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
practical approaches to planning and delivering content.
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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