Unconditional Teaching

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Tag: Teaching writing

Podcast: Teaching a Writers’ Room

Tyll Zybura | 27 Oct 2020

In this episode Jessica and Tyll talk to Katharina about a five-day block seminar that she taught in February 2020 entitled “Confronting the Climate Crisis: A Writers’ Room for Cultural Scholars”.

Teaching about plagiarism (or not)

Tyll Zybura | 22 Jun 2020 | 2 comments

As teachers, we need to frame plagiarism as a technical problem, not a moral one. Learning how to avoid plagiarism is an integral part of learning what academic writing is about. In fact, once students understand how and why to write as scholars, plagiarism will become a non-issue.

Podcast: Writing in English Studies

Jessica Koch | 15 Jun 2020 | 5 comments

In this episode, we discuss Tyll’s and Katharina’s recent book publication – Writing in English Studies: A Guide for Students in English Linguistics and Literature.

The poisonous perfectionist vs the constructive critic

Tyll Zybura | 27 Oct 2019

Perfectionism is a fear-based attitude towards failure that inhibits learning and encourages self-sabotage. We can fight it by strengthening the inner constructive critic to focus on processes of revision and improvement.

Relieving stress in student writing

Tyll Zybura | 14 Oct 2019

I found that I can relieve the writing anxiety many of my students have by de-emphasising normative writing advice and facilitating an appreciative, non-evaluative awareness of their individual writing strategies.

Tyll on Unconditional Teaching

Tyll Zybura | 24 Jul 2019

In this entry, I draw a parallel between the mindset of Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) and our concept of Unconditional Teaching.