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Project Closing Event 2021

„Schreiben(d) lernen und lehren an Hochschulen – Das Schreibzentrum 3.0 der FHWien der WKW“ (2017-2021), funded by the City of Vienna.

Date: November 25, 2021, 09:30 am – 1 pm
Location: Zoom

The Writing Center at FHWien der WKW is a project funded by the City of Vienna until the end of 2021 and is part of the Teaching & Learning Center as an interdisciplinary institution.

Since its foundation in 2012, the Writing Center has supported students in developing their writing skills – especially in writing scientific (final) papers. With the expansion of the Writing Center (Project “Schreiben(d) lernen und lehren an Hochschulen – Das Schreibzentrum 3.0 der FHWien der WKW”, duration: 2017-2021), not only the offers for students were expanded (workshops, individual consultations), but above all further training opportunities for lecturers were created. The teaching of writing skills is based on three pillars: 1) academic writing, 2) professional writing and 3) writing for personal development. Students are supported and teachers are trained on these three levels. What is important here is the holistic approach: writing and the teaching of writing skills by instructors is seen as a key qualification that is central not only in academic studies, but also in academic or professional contexts. Students are guided in writing their academic papers and are also encouraged in their professional and personal development.

During the virtual project closing event, project results and selected practical examples were presented and an outlook on further developments was given.

Event program (in German)

Conference 2019

„Variety and diversity in writing. Accompanying writing processes individually“

Conference organized by the Writing Center at FHWien der WKW
November 7, 2019, 09:00-18:00

Our varied methods for assisting students with their academic writing are based on a range of target groups, who all have different needs. These groups are usually characterized by a cultural, linguistic and social variety and diversity. Writers with heterogeneous educational backgrounds and writing biographies, from different disciplines or those who do not have German as their first language, as well as international or part-time students: all these call for individual support and guidance during their writing process.

The focus of this year’s conference was on the question: How can teaching be designed to meet the needs and requirements of this heterogeneous target group(s)

The conference targeted teaching staff from universities and universities of applied sciences who instruct students in academic writing as well as independent writing trainers and advisors and everyone interested in the art of teaching academic writing.

The conference was opened with a keynote speech by Gerd Bräuer (founder and director of the Writing Centre of the Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg) on the topic: ” Vielfalt und Diversität bei wissenschaftlich Schreibenden als Herausforderung für das Design von schreibdidaktischen Angeboten”. The opening speech was followed by talks in the morning and – after a joint lunch – workshops in the afternoon. It was the Writing Center’s first conference with selected talks in English language too.

Call for Papers
Conference Program
Conference Booklet