Introduction to Teaching Creative Writing
Learn how to best teach Creative Writing as a subject
Creative writing is used in school, college, and university settings worldwide as a subject in its own right, and as a teaching technique for exploring and communicating ideas in almost any discipline.
It’s also increasingly being used within health and social care and criminal justice settings for therapy and personal development.
On this informative, three-week creative writing course, you’ll gain all the skills you need to teach creative writing in your context.
Discover various settings in which creative writing is best used
You’ll get engaged in the debate about the value of creative writing and its uses, and will learn about the various contexts and ways in which creative writing is used. These include:
- As part of health and social care
- As a community-building tool
- A way to develop confidence and empathy
- A tool for exploring and communicating ideas
Understand the best practices to begin teaching creative writing
You’ll reflect on the ethical considerations when teaching creative writing, and will develop an awareness of safeguarding particular personal issues when practising your teaching in order to make the workspace ‘safe’.
Finally, you’ll develop practical teaching skills and ideas that can be implemented in a variety of situations. This knowledge will help you finetune and model your overall writing process so that you can teach creative writing to your best ability.
Learn from the experts at the Manchester Writing School
The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University hosts the largest English and creative writing masters programme in the United Kingdom. You’ll be guided throughout by 27 active researchers and teachers within the creative writing field.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Engage in discussions and thinking around the different spaces Creative Writing can be taught in
- Identify the various contexts and ways in which Creative Writing is used in developing confidence and empathy
- Reflect on the ethical considerations and develop an awareness of safeguarding issues involved in teaching Creative Writing
- Develop practical teaching skills and ideas that can be implemented in a variety of situations
Who is the course for?
This course is primarily designed for English teachers teaching within the UK, freelance writers who have no experience within the pedagogy of creative writing, as well as health, social care and criminal justice professionals who are looking to use creative writing within their respective practice.
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