Friday, 14 December 2018

Supporting Diversity in Academic Writing: An AWC/ CELT Workshop with Staff of the Writing Centre in the University of Hawaii

We are very pleased to announce that our project, 'Supporting Diversity in Academic Writing', has received funding from the NUIG Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Project Fund.  Thanks to this grant, we will be able to hold a unique interactive workshop given by writing tutors from the University of Hawaii on 29 January 2019 at 5pm.  

How can one support diversity through the teaching of academic writing? Do some practices reflect tutors’ unconscious biases and thus unintentionally lead to the silencing of diverse voices? Can cultural awareness be fostered through particular tutoring strategies?  The workshop, conducted via a video-link, will address these questions through presentations and specially designed activities. 

Located in a culturally diverse area with a long history of colonialism, the Writing Centre of the University of Hawaii is committed to facilitating inclusivity through querying current teaching practices and its state-of-the-art approach to writing pedagogy. The director of the Writing Centre of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr Georganne Nordstrom, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to work at the AWC and the English department in 2019.

A joint venture between the AWC and CELT, the project aims to to create awareness around issues pertaining to inclusivity and cultural diversity in the area of academic writing. While the workshop should be of special interest to members of staff involved in the teaching of academic writing, it is open to all students and members of staff at  NUI Galway

Please post your questions and comments about teaching academic writing and inclusivity here. We we will do our best to address them all at the workshop.

The event is limited to 16 participants, and registration is essential:

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