Dissemination


Module Attached Writers' Groups (MAWG)

Aims:

  • To offer targeted academic writer support to students
  • To provide students with opportunities for obtaining and offering sustained feedback on their progress through a module/specific assignment
  • To transfer activities from one-to-one writer support to a group situation
  • To build student confidence and voice whilst encouraging ‘write to learn’ activities
  • To offer a supported situation to enable students to develop as independent learners
  • To address students’ social and academic enculturation via informal learning spaces.

Theoretical Underpinnings:
Academic Literacies et al: Writing/learning is dialogic, a social event etc.
Social Learning Theories: Learner development is holistic, requiring opportunities for mutual support.

Models:
Adjunct: To run alongside a designated module; the tutor will recommend that students attend.

Embedded:
The module tutor and the support tutor will agree which aspects of the students’ writing will be tackled via the development of resources and/or activities and/or other – delivered within the module teaching.

Writers’ Clubs:
Tutor will utilise Writers’ Group resources to support students attending Writers’ Clubs.



Learning Development Resources at LondonMet
Learn Higher 2008