Teaching Short Story: Creative Process and the
Classroom - ENGLM505

The micro-credential provides interactive instruction and collaborative opportunities to study the form of Short Story and consider how it can be explored in the English classroom as both a close study and creative writing opportunity.

Through a series of lectures, interviews, workshops and activities, participants will engage with classic and contemporary examples of the form and consider ways of developing structural and stylistic elements of the short story such as voice, plot, character and symbolism.

This content will be complemented by considerations of how short stories are studied in the classroom, as well as detailed discussions from writers about creative practice that teachers might find useful for designing programs and lessons.

The unit will be mapped against AITSL standards and supported by the research findings of The Big Picture Project, a joint UWA English and Literary Studies and English Teachers' Association of WA initiative.

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
On-line timetabled
Course dates
16 July 2024 - 20 August 2024

Registrations close

9 July 2024

Total effort - 50 hours comprising:
A combination of lectures and 2 hour workshops in a 6 week online format. 
Academic lead
Professor Tanya Dalziell
$440 inc. GST
10% discount for WA English Teacher's Association (ETAWA) members  
Critical information summary
ENGLM505 Teaching Short Story: Creative and the
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What you'll learn

Participants will be able to:

Interpret texts produced in varied cultural and historical contexts with sensitivity to the generic dimensions, intertextual significance, and formal qualities of those texts

Produce creative, original forms of thought and expression

Clearly express ideas, examples and arguments in appropriate written and oral forms

Deploy skills of critical analysis and independent critical reasoning

Critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice

Evaluate established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance


Why study this course?

Students are able to interpret texts produced in varied cultural and historical contexts with sensitivity to the generic dimensions, intertextual significance, and formal qualities of those texts; produce creative, original forms of thought and expression.

Who should study this course?

  • Secondary teachers looking to upskill their knowledge and experience of teaching English in the classroom

Recommended prior knowledge

  • Recognised teaching degree

What's next after this course?

There is a suite of UWA Plus micro-credentials designed for teaching secondary English. Find all the options under 'Education' on the UWA Plus page. You may also be interested in finding out more about Humanities Postgraduate Courses or the Master of Education. If you have successfully completed UWA Plus micro-credentials to a total of 6 PD Points you may be eligible for credit when commencing one of these courses.


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