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JVET Early Careers Writers’ Workshop

Keble College, Oxford, OX1 3PG

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Research Writing Workshop and Getting Published
Keble College, Oxford, OX1 3PG
Thu 27 - Thu 27 Jun 2019

Workshop schedule - Thursday 27th June 2019 :

9:30 – Registration

10:00-12:00 – Prof David James - Getting published: what’s really involved?

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00- 1:30 – Introduction to the writing boot camp

1:30- 6:30pm – Dr Cheryl Reynolds - Writing boot camp

Refreshments will be available throughout

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To book, go to              https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jvet-7566802421


Keynote Speakers

Professor David James - School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, and Director of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

JVET Early Careers Writers’ Workshop – June 2019

 We are thrilled to be able to offer this free workshop on Thursday 27th of June, 2019 at Keble College, Oxford. This is the day before our Conference begins, so a great chance to get there early, enjoy the scholarly atmosphere and get some writing done! You will need to cover your own travel and accommodation expenses but the workshop itself is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. This year, we’re delighted to be joined by Professor David James, who will be delivering a 2 hour session on Getting published: what’s really involved? and by Dr. Cheryl Reynolds, who will be offering a reprise of the Writing boot camp that was so well received at our 70th Anniversary celebrations in London last year.

David James is Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, and Director of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. He is Editor of a leading international journal, the British Journal of Sociology of Education. His research covers curriculum, learning, assessment and governance in schools, FE and HE and the relationship between educational policy/practice and social inequality. David has been responsible for many research projects and evaluations and has published extensively for a range of different academic, policy and practitioner audiences. He was recently appointed as chair of the Education sub-panel for REF 2021. For further details of his profile please see: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38032-james-david or http://cardiff.academia.edu/DavidJames

 Getting Published: What’s really involved?

‘How do I know whether I have something that I should try to write for publication?’ ‘What are the options?’ ‘What’s all the fuss about refereed journals and how do they work?’ ‘How can I increase my chances of success?’

For anyone new (or relatively new) to research-based writing for publication in the social sciences, these can be puzzling questions and the whole matter can feel rather daunting. This session draws on my experiences as an author, referee, editor, doctoral supervisor, mentor and research quality assessor. It should help you to decide when to aim for various different kinds of publication, and when and how to choose to submit work to a journal. We’ll look at differences in journal policy, how editors operate, the theory and practice of peer review, and the range of experiences (and emotions) that authors can safely expect. The emphasis throughout is on the practical steps that you can take at each stage to avoid mistakes or wasted effort and to maximise your chances of a successful outcome. You will also receive a copy of a brief step-by-step guide.

Dr Cheryl Reynolds is a Teacher Educator at University of Huddersfield.  Her most recent publication is Avis, J. and Reynolds, C. (2017) The digitalization of work and social justice – reflections on the labour process of English Further Education teachers  In: The impact of digitalization in the workplace: An educational view. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. pp. 213-230. ISBN 9783319632568

Writing Boot Camp

In this workshop, we’ll explore how to free yourself from ‘the perfect sentence vortex’ and write intensively for academic purposes in a short period of time.  Using generative writing techniques and the concepts of a ‘draft zero’ the workshop aims to free you from your ‘internal editor’ so that you can quickly produce the basis of an output that can then be developed and honed into a more considered piece of writing later.  Note that for this to work well, you need to come with an outline plan for a short section of a paper or thesis on which you are currently working and that the majority of the time will be spent writing in a shared, quiet, scholarly environment.

Bookings for this Workshop can be made via the following link              https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/jvet-7566802421