CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE – TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING

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Certificate of Professional Practice – Teaching Creative Writing
Accredited by LTTC, UK

Overview

The course teaches the basic elements of story-writing. It uses Concept Maps to plan and write creative original stories. The 5 Senses and Questioning techniques are taught to spice up writing. A “teaching tool box” is provided useful for lesson plans and as models for students to emulate. Teachers will not only think of pen and paper but bring out their sense of humour as well.

Aim

To impart effective teaching techniques on how to write creatively and see stories of students develop, including those as young as pre-school.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Be transformed inevitably into a more creative writer AND teacher
  • Foster the joy of creative writing in children
  • Experience developing, stories, poems, and other creative pieces from own imagination use concept maps for brainstorming and planning for creative writing

Content

  • Concept Maps
  • Literary Devices
  • Whole Brain Learning
  • Poetry Free flow Writing
  • Story Structure
  • Twists
  • Dialogue
  • Genres

Course Duration

8 weeks on a part-time study for 4 hours per session. Sessions include classroom discussions/participation, hands-on training activities and peer teaching practice.

Teacher-Student Ratio

1:15

Assessment

  • Classroom and Online Forum Participation
  • Lesson Planning
  • Peer Teaching
  • Written Theory Examination

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 3 “O” levels with credit in English
  • Any other recognised Certification, Diploma or Degree
  • Mature candidates by interview and approval from the School