Case studies archive
Creative writing case studies
- From Climate to Landscape: Imagining the Future (CLIF) November 2010
- Students used a field trip to Cornwall as the basis for creative projects imagining the future impact of climate change. This extra-curricular activity, part of the interdisciplinary CLIF project, led to presentations at a major academic conference. This case study was part of the English Subject Centre's 'Bringing the Outside In' case studies initiative.
- Creative Writing in Cardiff Museum November 2010
- Creative writing students visited Cardiff Museum to use items in the collection as the basis for their work.
- Teaching transitivity
- One of the difficulties involved in stylistics and Critical Discourse Analysis is the time it takes for students to become fluent and confident in handling a new vocabulary when discussing and describing texts. This case-study describes a way of introducing students to a new technical vocabulary by way of an approach drawn from creative writing and textual intervention.
- Creative Careering – Innovative Approaches to Post-Graduation Planning
- This case study provides a ‘creative tool-kit’ of simple ways in which staff can help prepare English and Creative Writing students for their careers after graduation. In particular, the benefits for such students of viewing themselves as part of the ‘creative industries’ is highlighted. The case study includes anonymised quotations from students across all three years of undergraduate study as well as web links to relevant resources and organisations.
- Using Blogs for Peer Feedback in a Creative Writing Course
- This case study describes and analyses the use of blogs as a method of peer feedback on an undergraduate module in Creative Writing. As well as a description of the use of blogs at the University of Brighton (within the Blackboard virtual learning environment (VLE), the case study includes a brief assessment of the literature on blogging and the results of an informal survey of student opinions on this innovative pedagogical technique.
- Text.Play.Space: Creative Online Activities
- This case study offers an account of some creative-critical online activities which appear as part of a portfolio of assessed online activities on an undergraduate course on the Victorians at the University of Wolverhampton.
- Teaching the Unprintable: British Fiction Between the Wars - November 2010
- This case study is about how it is possible by simple teaching methods, and with some modest library facilities, to find ways of using single copies of relatively hard-to-get-texts in ways which open them up to whole seminar groups. Groups of students can then gain at least some access to a wider view of a period or genre than that provided by what is considered printable.
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