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Book: Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class

Chapter: 1. Towards a Creativity and Discovery-based University Writing Curriculum

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27766


Creativity and Discovery in the University Writing Class: A Teacher’s Guide presents ideas for teaching writing at university level which recognize the need in the current world to be continually innovating in response to rapidly changing student populations and conditions, including advances in media and writing technologies. The volume emphasizes the creativity of all forms of writing and the important role of discovery in teaching, learning, and the acquisition of knowledge of all kinds.

The volume brings together distinguished scholars in writing pedagogy from different educational and cultural contexts who took part in a Summer Institute on Creativity and Discovery in the Teaching of Writing at City University of Hong Kong in June 2013. Designed for teachers of writing based on lectures and workshops given at the summer institute, the collection offers both theoretical insights and practical suggestions for classroom activities that teachers of writing will be able to go to for materials and guidance.
This book is about the teaching of writing in university classrooms.

It poses questions such as:

• What should we be teaching today’s university students about

• How should we be teaching writing to university students?

• What does today’s university writing teacher need to know?

Chapter Contributors

  • Tracey Costley ( - book-auth-766) 'City University of Hong Kong'
  • Alice Chik ( - book-auth-765) 'Macquarie University'
  • Martha Pennington ( - marthapennington) 'SOAS and Birkbeck College, University of London'