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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM012: Writing Matters

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (14 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Debra Myhill (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

Yes

Writing matters! On a personal level, students who can write confidently can express their deepest feelings, communicate their own ideas and emotions with passion and feeling, and argue for the things that matter deeply to them.  At the same time, being a successful writer is educationally critical: writing remains the dominant form of educational assessment, and is a key tool for learning and thinking.  Yet in many international educational jurisdictions, students’ progress in writing lags behind their achievement in reading.  This module draws on inter-disciplinary understandings of writing as a cognitive process, as a social practice, and as linguistic mastery to develop your understanding of writing, being a writer, and teaching writing.

Module created

15/09/17

Last revised

30/10/2017