Strategy Instruction in Writing

A Stream on “Strategy Instruction in Writing: Instruction, Motivation, and Professional Development”
as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education
20-23 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER will hold a Stream on “Strategy Instruction in Writing: Instruction, Motivation, and Professional Development”, 20-23 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 21st Annual International Conference on Education sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

Strategy instruction is an evidence-based approach that supports the writing performance of young learners and adolescents. Studies that employ strategy instruction provide explicit instruction on discourse elements for planning, writing, evaluating to revise, and editing. The core features of strategy instruction, whether in reading or writing, include explicit explanation and think-aloud modeling, collaborative and guided practice, and gradual release of responsibility as students become independent. “How to support student independence” involves research on self-regulation, or a student’s ability to successfully manage behavior, motivation, and environment. Thus, strategy instruction that addresses self-regulation supports learners to manage the writing tasks and demands of good writing. Overall, instruction on what writing is, what good writing looks like, and how it can be achieved affects students’ self-efficacy and motivation to write. Teachers need access to evidence-based practices and effective professional development to effectively apply strategy instruction lessons and teach them with fidelity.

The purpose of the panel is to discuss research findings of intervention studies that address strategy instruction in writing with students in grades K-12 or adolescents (e.g., Community college students). The panel will also address motivation and professional development as this relates to strategy instruction. Research implications and implications for practice will be further discussed.

You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer. Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 8 April 2019 to: Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (

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