Creative writing, literary studies, and global thinkers

Hawkes, Lesley & Muller, Vivienne (2010) Creative writing, literary studies, and global thinkers. Tertiary Writers' Network New Zealand : Writing The Future.

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There has been growing interest in how to make tertiary education more global and international not only in context but, also, in approach and methodology. One area of the education sector that has come under specific focus is the higher education sector curriculum and its design. This paper addresses the process of ‘internationalising’ the curriculum through the specific example of designing a new literary unit for undergraduate students, mainly literary studies and creative writing students. The literary unit entitled: Imagining the Americas: Contemporary American Literature and Culture, has the added complexity of being a unit about national fiction. This paper explores the practical problems and obstacles encountered in setting up this unit while using a framework of internationalisation. The case study examines the practicalities in implementing strategies that reflect the overall objective of creating global thinkers within a tertiary environment.

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ID Code: 49570
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creative Writing, Literature, Global, Tertiary, Internationalising
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2012 01:57
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 02:55

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