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EATAW 2011 Conference

Date posted: 29/10/2010

The Role of the Student Experience in Shaping Academic Writing Development in Higher Education
The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Wednesday 29 June - Friday 1 July 2011

This conference is hosted by the Regional Writing Centre in conjunction with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UL.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 10 January 2011


The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) is a scholarly forum which seeks to bring together those involved or interested in the teaching, tutoring, research, administration and development of academic writing in higher education in Europe.

The 2011 EATAW conference invites all those interested in academic writing development in higher education to contribute to the discussion on enhancing the quality of the student experience through writing. Enhancing the student experience is central to the vision and mission of most higher-education institutions in Europe and beyond. How both undergraduate and postgraduate students experience academic writing has a major impact on the students' participation in academic and disciplinary environments and on the
development of their identity. Writing programmes and initiatives that actively engage students in the practices of their academic communities can enhance the quality of the student learning experience.

Contributions addressing writing developments which attempt to respond to the student experience will be welcome. The conference will be a place to reflect on practices that aim to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate student writers across and within the disciplines (for example, WAC/WID initiatives). Such reflections may also extend to programmes which aim to enhance staff/academics' writing development.

For further information, please consult the conference website at:
http://www.ul.ie/rwc/eataw2011/