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Achieving greater productivity with a peer writing group


Myatt, P and Edwards, A and Bird, F, Achieving greater productivity with a peer writing group, Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 29-30 September 2014, Sydney, pp. 140-148. ISBN 978-0-9871834-3-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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As an academic you rise and fall based on your publication record. For science academics moving from their original discipline to publish educational research outcomes there is a risk of decreased publication rates and an associated reduction in perceived self-worth. This paper examines the experiences of the authors who established a cross-institutional peer writing group to enhance writing productivity. Over a two-year period, we communicated regularly by telephone and email, committed to specific writing tasks, discussed publishing plans, challenges and outcomes, and wrote reflective journals to document our journey. This paper discusses the positive and negative influences on productivity highlighted by the journal entries and recommends four strategies for optimising the effectiveness of peer writing groups.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:peer support, productivity, writing, publishing
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Technical, further and workplace education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Edwards, A (Ms Ann Edwards)
ID Code:117643
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-06-22
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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