How do you design curriculum for writing?

15 May 2019

You are invited to join a VATE-funded Deakin University research project entitled Teaching writing today: A collaborative study. Please note this study has been approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and the Catholic Education Office. A research team comprising of a research academic at Deakin working collaboratively with five teachers in Victorian secondary schools is interested in answering the following questions:

How are Victorian English teachers designing curriculum for teaching writing?

What resources do teachers draw on in this work?

What are the various discourses and practices involved, both in planning itself and in chosen pedagogies?

They would like to create a snap shot of how writing curriculum is being designed and taught so that we can understand how this is taking place in schools, through a short survey taking 10-20 minutes to complete, then interviews with a few selected teachers. Benefits of being involved include the opportunity to reflect on practice and to contribute to collating resources and sharing insights that will benefit the profession more broadly.

Please read the attached documentation carefully and if you would like to participate, please email Dr Lucinda McKnight ( a copy of the consent form.

Further enquiries can be directed to the head researcher:

Dr Lucinda McKnight,  Senior Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, +61 3 9251 7428