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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 September - 1 October 2014, Sydney, Australia, pp. 140-148. ISBN 9780987183439 (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:academic writing, peer support, academic career development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Edwards, A (Dr Ashley Edwards)
ID Code:95874
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2014-10-09
Last Modified:2017-11-19

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