Writing Perspectives (panel presentations and discussions)

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Writing has been identified as key priority for 2021 in NSW. This series of online meetings continues the discussion initiated by NESA’s Thematic Review on Writing with a view to raising the standard of writing in schools. The opening panel, free of charge, offers a variety of perspectives into the current teaching practice from research to classroom. The webinar program comprises lectures from international and national experts on how students develop their own voice and style through rhetoric and grammar. Each of these will be followed by related classroom applications. Organised by the English Teachers Association (NSW)

The 'Writing Perspectives' panel featured the following panel members who presented:

The grammarian teaching writing – Associate Professor Mary Macken-Horarik Australian Catholic University

The writer teaching writing – Dr Lachlan Brown Charles Sturt University

The principal supporting writing – Craig Peterson Denison College Bathurst, President, NSW Secondary Principals’ Council

The curriculum designer on writing – Louise Ward, Inspector English, NESA

The researcher on writing – Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith, Australian Catholic University

Andrew Hood, Head of English, Barker College, facilitator
Period16 Feb 2021
Event titlePerspectives on Writing: from theory to practice
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Creative writing
  • Writing