Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM318: Writing: the Future

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks), term 2 (11 weeks) and term 3 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Debra Myhill (Convenor)

Dr Anthony Wilson (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


Learning to write is about learning to be powerful. Students who can write confidently can make things happen. They can campaign for things that matter to them; present themselves and their personality in writing for job or university applications; express their deepest, most personal feelings; and write stories and poems that make others laugh or weep. Yet students’ achievement in writing persistently lags behind achievement in reading. This module addresses all aspects of learning to write and teaching writing and draws on an interdisciplinary theorisation of writing, framed by research in cognitive psychology, linguistics, creativity theory and socio-cultural theory. This module is aimed principally at participants with a BA/BEd/PGCE in Primary Education, a PGCE in Secondary English, or a PGCE in any secondary subject with high literacy demands. You will also normally need to be currently in a teaching post, or have access to an appropriate classroom setting for the school-based elements of the module.

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