Fine Print is the VALBEC print journal of adult english language and literacy education
The Fine Print editorial committee is delighted to announce that the second edition in 2015 will include a section of writing by students and teachers. This will celebrate the learning and insights of language, literacy and numeracy students and teachers across Victoria.
With the broad theme of 'significant others', whether they be family, friends, teachers or other role models, students are asked to write about how they have been an influence in their life and/or education.
Consider the following prompts:
How have family members or friends influenced or encouraged you to learn?
Who has shown you positive attitudes toward education and lifelong learning?
What are the benefits of education that you have seen in others and for yourself?
What significant life events have had an impact on your learning journey?
How do we show appreciation and value the wisdom and examples of our elders?
What importance is placed on reading and writing practices and being numerate in your family, community and society?
We ask teachers to write about how you help your students, with not only the processes and mechanics of writing, but also how you inspire, build confidence, and help your students find a voice. Also consider:
What have been some of the significant influences on your learning and teaching practices? What are some of the strategies you have used to engage and motivate learners?
What have been some of the transformations you have observed in your students over time?
We welcome both poetry and prose and will consider images or artwork as appropriate.
Deadline: June 10th
Electronic texts only: Word document; Font: Times New Roman 12;
Word limit for students: between 50 and 250 words
Word limit for teachers: between 200 and 750 words
Title for the piece
Learning centre or institution
Course or program.
The editorial committee will select pieces that best fit the guidelines and represent a diversity of learners and teachers.
Please email all contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org