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An author way: a shift in the pedagogy of writing (TES)

I wrote the following article for publication on the TES online 'Subject Genius' blog series.
The original article can be found at: www.tes.com/blog/author-way-a-shift-pedagogy-writing


An author way: a shift in the pedagogy of writing
A recent report by the National Literacy Trust into child attitudes towards writing indicates that the number of children who write for pleasure is on the increase. This is undoubtedly a cause for celebration for those of us who write for joy, work or for any number of assorted reasons. However, for many pupils aged 8-18 years – almost half of those surveyed in fact – writing is still an activity that fails to capture the imagination and for some remains an unenjoyable slog. I can empathise with both the joyful and the joyless.

I often wonder how my former teachers who cajoled, bullied and dragged me by the pencil tip to produce writing of any quality might now feel if they knew that I enjoy writing as an adult. The laying down of words is no longe…

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