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ERIC Number: EJ1023442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Reflecting on the Works and Contributions of Garth Boomer
Dawson, Tamara
English in Australia, v48 n3 p83-84 Dec 2013
In order to adequately prepare students for the summative requirements of Year 12, tertiary education and life beyond school, it is essential that all students are equipped with the literary skills necessary for discerning ideas, evaluating perspectives and appreciating texts within their world (Queensland Studies Authority, 2010, p. 29). Such requirements can best be achieved by allowing students to negotiate the ways in which they learn. Active dialogue between teachers and students fosters cooperation, increases motivation, and ultimately helps students to achieve and have success. Such ideas are valorised in the works of Garth Boomer. His contributions to the English curriculum have revolutionised teaching practices. The purpose of this reflective essay is to recognise and appreciate the relevance of Boomer's ideas in today's ever-changing teaching and learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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