The trilemma facing English and humanities teachers

The trilemma facing English and humanities teachers

There is a trilemma facing all K-12 English and Humanities teachers. To improve writing skills students need more practice, more feedback and more targeted instruction. Teachers are forced to choose between what they can achieve in the time they have and what is really needed. There is no time and resource for more, for each student.

This trilemma helps explain why NAPLAN writing results decline year on year. The answer is not more formative and summative testing or more homework. The word ‘more’ needs to stop being used. To improve student writing skills we need to help teachers change the game, allowing writing practice, feedback and instruction to co-exist in the classroom, as teaching and learning happens. We must also change our thinking. More workloads, programs and overtime won’t work either.

Literatu works with leading schools and teachers to optimise teacher time and improve student writing skills. Using game changing technology, Scribo accompanies teachers to deliver the ‘more’ everyone is looking for. #Scribo #trilemma #LiteratuEdu

Australian Edtech lifting English writing skills on a global scale.

Australian Edtech lifting English writing skills on a global scale.

Press Release – Tuesday Aug 27, 2019

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 27 August, 2019 – Literatu, an award winning Australian K-12 EduTech  developer, has signed a Global distribution agreement with Singapore based education solutions provider Marshall Cavendish Education (MCE). MCE will co-brand and distribute Literatu’s AI writing improvement platform across 40 countries. 

Yeoh Cheng Poh, Commercial General Manager of MCE says “Literatu Scribo is an excellent platform able to assist every K-12 school to grow the written literacy skills of students across all levels. Schools in many countries are looking to improve their English standard and writing is the hardest skill to improve. By blending the Scribo AI platform with our content and global distribution network, we now uniquely offer schools a pathway to improve student writing skills.” 

Literatu is growing quickly in the Australian K-12 education market working with independent schools and progressive leadership teams in the Catholic Dioceses of Wollongong, Parramatta and Lismore to improve student writing skills. “Schools are realising that the combination of AI technology working alongside teachers is having the biggest impact on both writing improvement and the reduction of hours teachers spend giving feedback” says Mark Stanley, CEO and co-founder of Literatu. “Research proves that faster feedback cycles improve writing skills. Teachers however, already work 20 hours overtime a week” Stanley says. 

The Literatu Scribo platform also helps international students prepare for formal English qualifications like IELTS and Cambridge level certifications. “There are over 300 million students at any one time in the world looking to obtain English certifications and passing the writing component is their biggest challenge,” says Stanley. Delivered in a B2C model, Literatu is positioning to power English writing improvement on a global scale.


Mark Stanley: Literatu : – +61 416 112 117

Yeoh Cheng Poh : Marshall Cavendish Education: 

About MCE: 

MCE is Asia’s largest K-12 education print and digital solutions provider, MCE is owned by F&N Limited, a listed Singapore company.

About Literatu:

Literatu Pty Limited is an award winning Australian Edtech developer, specialising in AI and ML based platforms to support the development of English writing skills in K-12 schools.

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