Monday, 7 November 2016

FW: Call for Proposals- EATAW 2017



Call for Proposals

Academic Writing Now: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

9th Conference of the European Association for Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW)

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham, United Kingdom

Conference dates: 19-21 June 2017

Deadline for submission: 8 January 2017 (23.59 GMT)

Conference details and proposal submission:



Proposals for paper presentations, symposia, workshops, poster presentations, and lightning talks are now being accepted. The conference theme, Academic Writing Now: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice, aims to take stock of the shifting realities of higher education today – from the challenges and opportunities emerging from internationalisation and diversification to the increasingly 'marketised' reality of the global academy, and the resulting focus on 'student experience'.




Policy – whether governmental, institutional or departmental – has the potential to impact the teaching of academic writing profoundly, raising questions such as:


* Where does writing development sit in universities?

* How do departments effectively equip teachers with different academic backgrounds to teach writing?

* At what stage should academic writing be taught?




Academic writing draws from a wide range of pedagogical traditions, including educational research, Writing in the Disciplines, Writing across the Curriculum, composition and rhetoric, genre, and academic literacies. The conference aims to reflect on how these traditions are responding to the changing landscapes in higher education.


* Which pedagogic approaches are being used in different teaching contexts?

* How do we measure 'good' writing in different contexts?

* Is there a place for both generic and discipline-specific writing development?




A changing academic context has practical impacts on both staff and students provoking questions about how we academic writing teachers should respond to these impacts.


* Is student writing changing?

* When are digital technologies both used and avoided by students and teachers of academic writing?

* What physical and mental space do students need for effective academic writing?



The conference theme aims to provide the opportunity to discuss and consider different responses to the changing higher education sector. In particular, proposals will be welcomed which address:


* recent responses to a change or trend in higher education (e.g. internationalisation, diversification or marketisation).

* the impact of current academic writing policy, pedagogy or practice on the wider academy.

* imaginative, creative and principled responses to current challenges or opportunities.



Please visit to submit proposals and view additional conference information.


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Kind regards,




Silke Placzeck


Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS)


IN033 | Royal Holloway, University of London | Egham | Surrey | TW20 0EX

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