„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.
Pictures of the Conference 2019
From left to right: Beate Huber (Head of Academic Affairs), Gerd Bräuer (Founder and Head of the Writing Centre at PH Freiburg i.Br.), who opened the conference with his keynote speech, and Silke Schwaiger (Head of the Writing Center at FHWien der WKW)
Writing was the focus of the conference, so it was not surprising that much was written …
In talks, colleagues presented current research and projects in the field of academic writing and they shared teaching experiences.
The lunch in the lounge on the 5th floor at FHWien der WKW provided refreshment and was an opportunity for exchange and networking.
Pecha Kucha presentations gave a short and concise insight into practical projects regarding the teaching of and research into academic writing.
The workshops focused on collaboration and creative writing techniques.
In the workshop “Collage als Denk- und Lernwerkzeug” the participants cut, glued and then wrote reflexively.
Our colleague Katharina Thill (Research Associate in Human Resources & Organization) also moderated a panel – thank you very much for your support!