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Buy tickets for LATE: Teaching Writing: A Process Approach (Saturday 12th June 2021, via Zoom)

Teaching Writing: A Process Approach

Teaching writing composition in UK schools and colleges is currently dominated by analysis of model texts and application of their techniques to students’ own writing.

The process approach to teaching writing starts from students’ own experiences, ideas, feelings, responses and values. By enabling students to draft, peer assess and revise their compositions, this approach facilitates writing development procedurally rather than declaratively.

Using examples of students’ writing, John Keen will argue that students are more likely to learn to write effectively through a process approach than by explicit instruction in techniques.

Keynote Speaker:
John Keen is a PGCE English tutor at the University of Manchester. He has worked in schools and colleges in the Northeast, London and Cheshire. John has written extensively on teaching English Language and on teaching writing. He set up the Process Writing Project in 2017. 

Teacher Panel

Fadumo Ali teaches English at Trinity CE High School in Manchester. She has been involved in the Process Writing Project since 2018. At the LATE conference on Teaching Writing on Saturday 12 June 2021, she will discuss how she has implemented process writing approaches with her students at Trinity CE High School.

Jane Butcher teaches English at Audenshaw School in Manchester. She has been involved in the Process Writing Project since 2018. At the LATE conference on Teaching Writing on Saturday 12 June 2021, she will discuss how she has implemented process writing approaches with her students at Audenshaw School.

Jemima Burrell is a trainee on the 2020/2021 PGCE English course at the University of Manchester, teaching at St Paul’s RC High School in Manchester and at Loreto College in Manchester. At the LATE conference on Teaching Writing on Saturday 12 June 2021, she will discuss how she has implemented process writing approaches with her students. 

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