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EN5801   Practical Pedagogy for Creative Writers

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 0

ECTS credits : 0

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Available only to the students in Year 2 of the MFA in Creative Writing

Planned timetable: To be arranged

The module covers many aspects of teaching creative writing from a practical and theoretical perspective, including teaching close reading, workshop and feedback styles, and 'the writing exercise'. Students will also design their own teaching project in consultation with the tutor, and practical fieldwork will be undertaken. In addition, students will learn first-hand about the role of publishing in the dissemination and teaching of creative writing including playwriting and screenwriting by assisting with the running of the School's international literary journal, The Scores. In the process they will learn about editing, proofreading, formatting, publication, marketing and distribution.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar (x 8 weeks) 2 hours fieldwork (x 12 weeks)

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor D Paterson
Module teaching staff: Team taught
Secondary module coordinator Miss L Berger
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