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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM318: Writing: the Future

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a stronger theoretical understanding of writing and the teaching of writing which will have a direct impact on your own pedagogical practices and a direct impact on your students’ outcomes in writing.


Specifically, the module aims to:

  • develop your understanding of theoretical models of the writing process;

  • support your ability to make connections between theoretical models and your own classroom practice;

  • enable you to articulate and enact an effective pedagogy for writing;

  • nurture your own writing development and sense of ‘teacher as writer’;

  • develop your subject knowledge of grammar and your pedagogical knowledge of teaching grammar; and

  • support your ability to manage effective classroom talk about writing.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate systematic understanding of theoretical models of writing;
2. demonstrate understanding of studentsÂ’ learning needs in writing and interpret these learning needs in order to plan, teach, assess and evaluate lessons and schemes of work which involve writing;
3. demonstrate critical awareness of conceptualisations of creative writing and the role of teacher as writer;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. critically evaluate the relevance of writing research to classroom practice;
5. synthesise relevant writing research literature in support of an argument;
6. use appropriate technologies for data handling and writing in education;
7. present data and findings in a form appropriate for educational contexts;
Personal and Key Skills8. manage your own learning and show the independence required for professional development;
9. learn effectively and be aware of your own learning strategies;
10. demonstrate effective communication by expressing ideas and opinions, with confidence and clarity, to a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes; and
11. think creatively about the main features of a given problem and develop strategies for its resolution.