News and events

The Centre holds regular centre meetings throughout the academic year.  We have planned specific doctoral sessions, targeted at aspects we think might be useful, but doctoral students are very welcome to attend ALL Centre meetings.  In addition the Centre also regularly hosts visiting speaker seminars in which everyone are welcome to attend.  

The Centre will be hosting Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University) in February 2018 as part of the Graduate School of Education Research Seminar Series.  

Please see the events listing below for specific event information.  

'Making Poetry Happen' book shortlisted for academic book award

We are pleased to report that ‘Making Poetry Happen’ co-edited by centre member Anthony Wilson has been shortlisted for the UK Literacy Association (UKLA)  Academic Book Award 2016.  Full details of the announcement are on the UKLA website.  

 The Centre for Research in Writing have been awarded with this year's ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.  The team of Dr Sue Jones, Prof Debra Myhill, Dr Helen Lines, Dr Annabel Watson were awarded for their research into the development of writing in school-aged children that has shaped national and international policy, improved children’s writing abilities and changed classroom practice.  Further details of the award are available here.

Centre members Debra Myhill, Susan Jones, Helen Lines and Annabel Watson were announced winners of the “Outstanding Impact in Policy and Education” Impact Award 2013 at the awards ceremony held at the University in December.    The award was given for their writing research.

Impact Award 2013 Winners imageLearning to write is one of the most important skills a young person learns – it is a gatekeeper to future economic wellbeing. Yet achievement in writing has remained stubbornly resistant to policy initiatives and professional intervention.

The Centre for Research in Writing has provided the first evidence that embedding grammar within the teaching of writing significantly increases writing improvement rates.
Through professional development with teachers and a partnership with Pearson Education, the project has changed classroom practice and the professional understanding of writing tutoring.

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