The class will celebrate the completion of the eight-month program with a reading party, and the cohort will also convene at the Muse and the Marketplace conference (April 3rd - 5th, 2020), where each writer will receive a Manuscript Mart session with one journal editor or literary agent (student’s choice) seeking essays, and join the rest of the cohort for socializing and networking.Applications September 2019 - April 2020 Thinking of applying? Tuition is payable in two installments, the first before September 6th, 2019; the second before January 15th, 2020.
Dr Gwyneth Hughes describes how this technique can be adopted and tailored to use on any programme.
The taught element of the Doctor in Education (Ed D) programme requires students to reflect on their research skills and their professional learning by drawing on feedback from three pieces work to produce a portfolio assessment.
It also might alert staff to any problems students have about feedback at both an individual and group level.“If students feel like they don’t have enough feedback to reflect on in the first place, the forms might flag this issue and give an opportunity to address the problem,” says Dr Hughes.
“Some students may need reminding where the feedback is and how it might be useful to reflect upon.”In focus groups Dr Hughes ran, many students said they reviewing their feedback was useful.
However, in the past many students have not reflected on the feedback they received except to say that it was (or occasionally was not) useful.
Dr Hughes, who led the project team researching the use of formal feedback forms, and programme leader Dr Denise Hawkes, designed a form asking students to share what feedback had been used to inform their assignment. The purpose was to help students reflect on feedback after each draft submission so that they could review their feedback regularly.
Early in the program, writers will first receive feedback on three to five essays, then in later phases, revise and workshop three essays in hopes for publication.
No single type of essay or essayist will be favored.
In service to their revision process, students will share with the class an informal mini-craft lecture related to an issue they are grappling with in their writing.
In service to the goal of publication, each student will present an overview of a current media outlet, magazine or literary magazine of interest to the class.