About the project
This project seeks to review the state of teaching in Subject English at both secondary and tertiary levels of the discipline in Western Australia. It is targeting three key areas:
- Creative Writing Pedagogies
- Text Lists and Teacher Choices
- Discipline Intersections: Mapping concepts and standards between secondary and tertiary English in WA
Working across these areas, the project seeks to understand the challenges faced by educators, and identify some of the possible reasons interest and enrolment in Subject English is declining. It hopes to improve the collaborative relationships within the sector, increase professional support for educators and foster pedagogical conversations around creative writing in particular.
The project will ultimately aim to support educators in the discipline through the production of a set of teaching resources, developed and offered as a MOOC available free to all through UWA.
Currently, the resources under development include interviews with creative practitioners for classroom use, TED-talk style mini-lectures on key curriculum concepts, and resource packages supporting both subject knowledge and educational practice.