You can also purchase the digital version of this publication.
Writing the Future examines how writing empowers learners to develop the skills required for 21st century success. It explores the power of writing to change and shape how writers think and engage with their worlds.
Writing the Future has an exciting premise: the core skills involved in writing-creativity, critical thinking, communication, social and personal skills, align with skills identified as essential for thriving in today's digital world. The book makes the case that writing nurtures these skills and, in turn, prepares today's writers for future work, citizenship and life. To achieve this goal, teachers need to be writers too. The mission of Writing the Future, is to support all learners to realise their potential as writers.
Writing the Future expands on ideas in the PETAA publication also by Kay Lowe For the Love of Reading: Supporting Struggling Readers.