Volume 56, Number 03, 2020


Nurturing a Writing Culture

This edition focuses on the issue of writing in our secondary English classrooms. It reflects on the current situation and ways of approaching the teaching of writing through various programs and strategies. It also takes a wider view, and looking ahead, considers the possibilities for evolving and nurturing a richer writing culture in our secondary schools.

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Volume 56, number 03, 2020

Nurturing a Writing Culture

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What is Idiom?

Idiom is the journal of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and is published online three times a year. Each year VATE calls for member submissions relating to a range of issues pertinent to English educators. The contributions help to foster professional dialogue, renewal and growth. Contributions and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor, Josephine Smith at

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Idiom Volume 57

The VATE Publications and Comunications Committee, convened by Life member Jan May, will be meeting online soon (Thursday, 11 March 2021 - please email if you are interested in joining us). We'll be discussing the focus of Idiom Nos 2 and 3 and would welcome your participation, ideas and suggestions. Please look out for the next Idiom email to members with details about these editions of Idiom and a call for contributions - we encourage you to consider writing and submitting an article and adding your voice to the professional conversations which support and enrich the English teaching community.

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Past issues

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Volume 56, number 02, 2020

Voices from the Middle

Volume 56, number 01, 2020

2019 AATE National Conference

Volume 55, number 03, 2019

Conversations about the original VCE English Study Design

Volume 55, number 02, 2019

Focus on Text

Volume 55, number 01, 2019

2018 VATE State Conference

Idiom V55 N1
Volume 54, number 03, 2018

Initial teacher education

Idiom Volume 54 No 3, 2018 - Initial teacher education
Volume 54, number 02, 2018

The inclusive English classroom

Idiom Volume 54 No 2, 2018 - The inclusive English classroom
Volume 54, number 01, 2018

2017 VATE State Conference

Idiom Volume 54 No 1, 2018 - 2017 VATE State Conference
Volume 53, number 03, 2017

Reading as an imaginative act

Idiom Volume 53 No 3, 2017 - Reading as an imaginative act