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Workshop „Wissenschaftliches Schreiben lehren auf Augenhöhe“ (3.12.2021)

Tyll wird für den Tag der Lehre der CAU Kiel einen Workshop zum Thema »Wissenschaftliches Schreiben lehren auf Augenhöhe« geben.

30 Nov 2021 | Tags: News, Schreiben lehren, Teaching writing, Peer-Feedback, Partizipation

Podcast: Teaching a Writers’ Room

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”.

27 Oct 2020 | Tags: Podcasts, Teaching practices, Teaching writing, Writers’ Room, Pomodoro Technique

Teaching about plagiarism (or not)

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.

22 Jun 2020 | 2 comments | Tags: Essays, Analysis, Teaching practices, Teaching writing, Plagiarism, Accountability, Positionality, Ownership

Podcast: Writing in English Studies

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.

15 Jun 2020 | 5 comments | Tags: Teaching practices, Teaching writing, Podcasts

Magic questions to ask students about their writing

In my writing supervision I focus on process instead of results and on reflection instead of adherence to rules to help students experience more agency over their writing when they become aware of their own writing strategies.

27 Nov 2019 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing, Teacher-student communication

The poisonous perfectionist vs the constructive critic

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.

27 Oct 2019 | Tags: Essays, Analysis, Teaching writing, Perfectionism, Self-doubt

Relieving stress in student writing

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.

14 Oct 2019 | Tags: Essays, Teaching practices, Teaching writing, Strategies-based teaching

Congruent self- and supervisor assessment

Students often express that my responses to their writing are in consonance with their own self-assessment, which motivates them to revise their papers. The specific form of my responses facilitates this congruity, and here’s why.

7 Aug 2019 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing, Teacher-student communication

Tyll on Unconditional Teaching

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

24 Jul 2019 | Tags: Essays, Mindset, Unconditional Basic Income, Teaching writing

Appreciative responses to student writing

When I respond to student writing, I want to take it seriously as scholarly work with a communicative intent. This 6-step-method of writing responses makes my feedback as effective as possible both in terms of its usefulness for students and in terms of the time it takes me to do.

3 Nov 2017 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing, Feedback

Revision-oriented supervision of student writing

Feedback that is given on late-stage draft versions of student writing instead of on finalized papers is more meaningful to students because they can immediately use it for a revision of their work. Especially if the feedback is an appreciative response.

27 Oct 2017 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing

For strategies-based teaching

Against the rhetoric of competency-based teaching, I set a rhetoric of teaching strategies which focuses on the resources that students already have rather than on their presumed deficiencies.

7 May 2017 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing, Teacher-student communication

Stepping stone writing tasks

Writing academic papers is an incredibly involved procedure which brings together many different skills. Often students achieve better results and more confidence about their work when the writing is scaffolded through a series of interconnected steps.

6 May 2017 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing

The benefits of writing portfolios

My students and I have made positive experiences with writing portfolios. Here’s why.

1 May 2017 | Tags: Essays, Teaching writing