A Brief History of Writing Across the Curriculum Writing-across-the-curriculum pedagogy emerged in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s as educators, prompted by a need for improved communication in the workplace, recommended a different approach to teaching writing. Arguing that “language is central to all learning,” Britton recommended more writing at all levels of education and more writing in all university courses (Bazerman, Little, Bethel, Chavkin, Fourquette, & Garufis, 2005, p. 21). The idea of writing practice in different and authentic contexts was quickly adopted by American scholars and termed “Writing Across the Curriculum.” In the USA, this approach has been implemented chiefly at the tertiary level.