Volume 56, Number 03, 2020


Nurturing a Writing Culture

This edition focuses on the issue of writing in our secondary English classrooms. It reflects on the current situation and ways of approaching the teaching of writing through various programs and strategies. It also takes a wider view, and looking ahead, considers the possibilities for evolving and nurturing a richer writing culture in our secondary schools.

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Volume 56, number 03, 2020

Nurturing a Writing Culture

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What is Idiom?

Idiom is the journal of the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and is published online three times a year. Each year VATE calls for member submissions relating to a range of issues pertinent to English educators. The contributions help to foster professional dialogue, renewal and growth. Contributions and editorial correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor, Josephine Smith at

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Idiom Vol 56, No 3 – Focus on Writing

The VATE Curriculum Committee is exploring the issue of writing in the next edition of Idiom (Vol 56, No 3) and is inviting your contribution. Read more here. We would like to hear from VATE members about your strategies, programs and contexts for encouraging and nurturing writing.

Please email your contributions to by Monday 19 October 2020. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss the focus and length of your possible contribution: We look forward to hearing from you!

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Past issues

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Volume 53, number 02, 2017

Literary Perspectives

Idiom Volume 53 No 2, 2017 - Literary Perspectives
Volume 51, number 02, 2015

Paradigm Lost

Idiom Volume 51 No 2, 2015 - Paradigm Lost
Volume 50, number 01, 2014

Web issues of IDIOM: 2014 - 2017

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Volume 49, number 03, 2013

Teacher Narratives

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Volume 49, number 01, 2013

Australian Voices

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Volume 48, number 03, 2012

OK Computer

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Volume 48, number 02, 2012

Anything but Mockingbird

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Volume 48, number 01, 2012

Finding a place for Falstaff

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