CLE Writing Retreat 2015: 8-10 April 2015: Hitchin Priory

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558807
Title:
CLE Writing Retreat 2015: 8-10 April 2015: Hitchin Priory
Authors:
Mathew, David
Abstract:
The Writing Retreat process began in 2009 when the first retreat was held at Streatley, Oxfordshire. This retreat and that held at Highgate Hall in Northants in 2010 were organised by the University's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to produce two internally published books charting different departmental perspectives on the significant curriculum changes introduced during that time. Since 2011 and up to the current event, Writing Retreats have had a different purpose: to produce individually authored articles for externally published academic journals. The three‐day Writing Retreat is the end of a nine‐month, fully supported process. Calls for expressions of interest go out in July, and participants must then pass certain milestones by specific dates. (For example, the abstract must be submitted by a certain date; a first draft must be completed by a certain date.) By adhering to these milestone dates we are able to keep a check on the numbers who apply, but it also serves the function of ensuring that everyone is aware of his or her own target when it comes to the event itself. The Writing Retreat objective forms part of the CLE’s strategy to support the University's ethos of scholarship by encouraging academic writing for publication. Writing Retreats allow particpants the opportunity to dedicate time and concentration to a specific piece of writing with the support of their colleagues. By taking the colleague away from his or her more customary work patterns and rhythms of the working week, the Writing Retreat provides space to focus. Although the three days are busy with activities, workshops and tasks, the focus is very much on completing the paper in question.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Mathew, D. (2015) 'CLE Writing Retreat 2015: 8-10 April 2015: Hitchin Priory' Journal of pedagogic development 5 (2) 76
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558807
Additional Links:
https://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/173/252
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMathew, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T09:10:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-03T09:10:09Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.citationMathew, D. (2015) 'CLE Writing Retreat 2015: 8-10 April 2015: Hitchin Priory' Journal of pedagogic development 5 (2) 76en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/558807en
dc.description.abstractThe Writing Retreat process began in 2009 when the first retreat was held at Streatley, Oxfordshire. This retreat and that held at Highgate Hall in Northants in 2010 were organised by the University's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning to produce two internally published books charting different departmental perspectives on the significant curriculum changes introduced during that time. Since 2011 and up to the current event, Writing Retreats have had a different purpose: to produce individually authored articles for externally published academic journals. The three‐day Writing Retreat is the end of a nine‐month, fully supported process. Calls for expressions of interest go out in July, and participants must then pass certain milestones by specific dates. (For example, the abstract must be submitted by a certain date; a first draft must be completed by a certain date.) By adhering to these milestone dates we are able to keep a check on the numbers who apply, but it also serves the function of ensuring that everyone is aware of his or her own target when it comes to the event itself. The Writing Retreat objective forms part of the CLE’s strategy to support the University's ethos of scholarship by encouraging academic writing for publication. Writing Retreats allow particpants the opportunity to dedicate time and concentration to a specific piece of writing with the support of their colleagues. By taking the colleague away from his or her more customary work patterns and rhythms of the working week, the Writing Retreat provides space to focus. Although the three days are busy with activities, workshops and tasks, the focus is very much on completing the paper in question.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.beds.ac.uk/ojs/index.php/jpd/article/view/173/252en
dc.subjectW830 Prose Writingen
dc.subjectwritingen
dc.subjectacademic writingen
dc.subjectwriting retreatsen
dc.titleCLE Writing Retreat 2015: 8-10 April 2015: Hitchin Prioryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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