ERIC Number: ED489302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice
Blake Yancey, Kathleen
National Council of Teachers of English
This book speaks to all those teachers who teach the "gen ed" literature course that their students must take to complete a general education or core curriculum requirement. These students--the 95 percent who are not English majors--are the students educators hope will become active and reflective members of a reading public. Given this goal, Kathleen Blake Yancey outlines a course located in reflective practice and connected to readings in the world. The course invites students to theorize--about their own reading practices, about how literature is made, and about texts and their relationships to culture more generally. Such a course also encourages students to think about what places and occasions in the world are poetic, about the role of not-understanding in coming to understand literature, and about technological forms of literacy, such as multimedia pop-ups that link associatively to multiple contexts. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice: Context, Vocabulary, Curriculum; (2) The Lived Curriculum 20; (3) The Delivered Curriculum; (4) The Experienced Curriculum: Closing the Circle; (5) Portfolios and the Representation of Student Work; and (6) Teaching Literature as Reflective Practice: A Reflective Conclusion. An index is included.
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Reflective Teaching, Literature, Teaching Methods, Core Curriculum, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.