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UKLA Viewpoints: Teachers as writers

Developing a teacher-writer identity enhances approaches to writing in the classroom.

• Writing is profoundly linked with identity.

• Teachers can have narrow conceptions about what it means to be a teacher-writer.

• Teachers may only see published writing or digital practices as ‘writing’, so do not recognise their own experience and practices as valuable.

• Sustained professional development opportunities for teachers as writers can enhance self-assurance as well as expand pedagogical approaches.

• The role of teachers as writers can have significant impact on student writers’ agency, motivation and engagement in writing.

You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint below.

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