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EMC CPD Online: Teaching Grammar – What Does Work? (Twilight 4.11.21)

This interactive session will firstly present an overview of research studies, exploring how grammar teaching might benefit writing, conducted at the Centre for Research in Writing at the University of Exeter. It will consider some of the confused ideas which dog the debate about grammar; it will synthesise what we know from our research about teaching practices which support writers being more ‘metalinguistically aware’ and those which are characteristic of less successful outcomes; it will present a research-informed set of pedagogic principles for approaching the teaching of grammar within writing classrooms. Throughout, the ideas will be exemplified by practical classroom examples and opportunities for participants to discuss and to ‘play around’ with grammar.

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only.

Resources

  • If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutor: Professor Debra Myhill

Debra Myhill is Professor of Education at the University of Exeter. Her interests are in the teaching and research of language and literacy. She is the Director of the Centre for Research in Writing and is passionate about the bringing together of teaching, teacher education and research so that children and young people's experience of learning to be literate enables them to be confident, articulate citizens of the future, able to use language and literature for personal fulfilment and economic well-being.

Information about booking your place and joining the course

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Tuesday 2nd November, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

  • If someone else is booking the place on your behalf, please confirm with them that the booking has been made online and that the automated acknowledgement has been received. (These emails sometimes go into junk – they can also check the booking by logging into their account and clocking 'My orders'.)
  • To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only. If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout.
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  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Wednesday 3rd November. Please make sure the name and email address of the person attending is included in the booking. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.
  • This course must be booked and paid for online. Payment by invoice is not available for this session. Please note: your fee is non-refundable.

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