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 Vol 56, No 3 – Focus on Writing

The VATE Curriculum Committee is exploring the issue of writing in the next edition of Idiom (Vol 56, No 3) and is inviting your contribution. Read more here. We would like to hear from VATE members about your strategies, programs and contexts for encouraging and nurturing writing.

Please email your contributions to by Monday 19 October 2020. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss the focus and length of your possible contribution: We look forward to hearing from you!

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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