Teaching Scientific Writing (A/B)

Amount of working units: 12 AE
Max. Number of participants: 12


  • TUE, 17th of July 2018, 16:00-19:30 o'clock
  • WED, 18th of July 2018, 09:00-17:00 o'clock

Please register until TUE, 3rd of July 2018.
Belated registrations will be considered depending on the registration status.

Waldweg 26, 37073 Göttingen, Trakt 1, 3rd floor, room 3119

Course language: English

Integrating writing into your courses can be beneficial to your students, especially so to international students. Communicating about your topics – whether from the field of biology, theology or political science – helps strengthen student learning. It provides students an opportunity to organize their thoughts related to the topic, which helps clarify their thinking.
Writing activities can take several forms, ranging from frequent, quick, and informal activities, to creative writing assignments, to more involved, long term assignments involving research, expository writing, and/or cooperative projects. You can use writing activities in class to diagnose learning difficulties, assess student mastery of concepts, and to enable students to express their thoughts about the topic in reflective or creative ways. Writing also provides an interesting and varied instructional activity for your students.

After the workshop, the participants will be able to

  • name best practices in integrating writing into the syllabus
  • select and apply tools and strategies to prevent and overcome difficulties in the writing process
  • give and initiate feedback effectively
  • use techniques to motivate students to write

Used methods:
Interactive teaching dialogue, theoretical input, small group work, methods of creative writing, peer text feedback

Writing in the disciplines, teaching writing, scientific writing

Dzifa Vode: directs the Writing Center of the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm. She is a graduate translator (Hochschule München) and holds a master’s degree in adult education (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern). Her workshops focus on academic writing and the teaching of academic writing.