ERIC Number: ED458622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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"Heart of Darkness" Webquest: Using Technology To Teach Literary Criticism.
This paper shows how literary criticism can enrich the high school English classroom. Specifically, the paper focuses on how an Internet teaching tool called the WebQuest helped one educator's students learn about literary criticism and apply it to "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. The WebQuest homepage defines a WebQuest as "an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web." With its emphasis on individual inquiry and analysis, WebQuest seemed a good tool to teach literary criticism. The WebQuest materials in the paper include an introduction, a task, the process, and a resources list. The "Journey to Meaning" section provides research assignments (with instructions) for the students. (NKA)
Descriptors: Activity Units, English Instruction, Feminist Criticism, High Schools, Inquiry, Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Learning Activities, Literary Criticism, Student Research
For full text: http://www.msu.edu/user/rozemaro/quest/home.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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