Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class - A Teacher's Guide - Alice Chik

Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class - A Teacher's Guide - Alice Chik

1. Towards a Creativity and Discovery-based University Writing Curriculum

Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class - A Teacher's Guide - Alice Chik

Tracey Costley [+-]
City University of Hong Kong
Tracey Costley is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong. She has taught in London, China, Thailand, Turkey, and Taiwan, and also has experience in development of curriculum and teaching materials. Her publications and research interests explore the interface between education policy and curriculum practice in relation to ethnolinguistic minority students in mainstream schooling contexts. She is also interested in academic literacies and genres as well as in processes of academic socialization, and student identity in writing at university.
Alice Chik [+-]
Macquarie University
Alice Chik is Associate Professor in Education at Macquarie University.
Martha C. Pennington [+-]
Birkbeck University of London
Martha C Pennington is a Research Fellow in Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck University of London. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she became a tenured Lecturer teaching English to international students while completing her degree. She has also held Professorial and administrative posts at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the City University of Hong Kong, the University of Bedfordshire, Elizabethtown College, and the School for African and Oriental Studies of the University of London. She previously edited a column for Gendai Eigo Kyoiku (Modern English Teaching) and was editor-in-chief of Writing & Pedagogy. She is currently editor of the book series Innovation and Leadership in English Language Teaching (Brill, formerly Elsevier), Frameworks for Writing (Equinox), and Applied Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching (Equinox). Pennington’s books on pronunciation are Phonology in English Language Teaching: An International Approach(Longman), Phonology in Context (Palgrave Macmillan), and (with P Rogerson-Revell) English Pronunciation Teaching and Research: Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan). She has published articles on the teaching of pronunciation in edited collections and in TESOL Quarterly, The Modern Language Journal, and RELC Journal, and has guest-edited a special issue (52.1) of RELC Journal on Pronunciation Teaching.


Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class: A Teacher’s Guide presents ideas for teaching writing at university level which recognize the need in the current world to be continually innovating in response to rapidly changing student populations and conditions, including advances in media and writing technologies. The volume emphasizes the creativity of all forms of writing and the important role of discovery in teaching, learning, and the acquisition of knowledge of all kinds. The volume brings together distinguished scholars in writing pedagogy from different educational and cultural contexts who took part in a Summer Institute on Creativity and Discovery in the Teaching of Writing at City University of Hong Kong in June 2013. Designed for teachers of writing based on lectures and workshops given at the summer institute, the collection offers both theoretical insights and practical suggestions for classroom activities that teachers of writing will be able to go to for materials and guidance. This book is about the teaching of writing in university classrooms. It poses questions such as: • What should we be teaching today’s university students about writing? • How should we be teaching writing to university students? • What does today’s university writing teacher need to know?

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Costley, Tracey; Chik, Alice; Pennington, Martha. 1. Towards a Creativity and Discovery-based University Writing Curriculum. Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class - A Teacher's Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-11 Jul 2015. ISBN 9781781791066. Date accessed: 19 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27766. Jul 2015

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