Report on Postgraduate Training Event in Science Education Writing


  • Peter Samuels Birmingham City University
  • Mary Deane Coventry University
  • Jeanne Griffin Università di Torino



Writing in the Disciplines, Science Education, Doctoral Students, Online Writing Peer Review System


This case study reports on a Writing in the Disciplines intervention for doctoral students in science education held at Coventry University in May 2010. Unique features of this event compared with previous ones are described, including the use of an online writing peer review system. An overview is provided of the subjects covered in the training and issues that emerged during the discussions. The outcome of the event on the day is discussed and an evaluation of the event as a whole is provided. Conclusions are drawn about the importance of developing social communities in writing, the effectiveness of supporting them with an online writing peer review system and the tensions created by the provision on subject specialist feedback alongside generic writing specialist feedback.

Author Biographies

Peter Samuels, Birmingham City University

Academic Skills Tutor, Academic Skills Centre

Mary Deane, Coventry University

Senior Lecturer in Academic Writing, Centre for Academic Writing

Jeanne Griffin, Università di Torino

ESOL Teacher, Faculty of Science




How to Cite

Samuels, P., Deane, M. and Griffin, J. (2012) “Report on Postgraduate Training Event in Science Education Writing”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (4). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i4.134.



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