Pedagogy

Josie’s experience of teaching Creative Writing spans twenty years and embraces Further Education and Higher Education as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  Currently based at Middlesex University, she has also taught Creative Writing at institutions including Goldsmiths and Faber Academy.  As well as using traditional Creative Writing pedagogical methods, Josie’s uses industry-facing and project-based methods in her teaching delivery.  For example, Josie taught a module whereby Creative Writing students planned and delivered the 2014 North London Literary Festival (you can see a short video about the 2014 festival below. Key aims for Josie are to devise and deliver robust, ‘future-proofing’ pedagogy.  She has published a number of articles and chapters on her ongoing programme of research into how a writer can learn and develop skills necessary to work as ‘a multimodal writer’ and so enable diverse digital and page-based writing projects to inform and enrich each other.

She also works with the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) to give students the opportunity to publish blogs. Examples below.