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ERIC Number: EJ767423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Building Teachers' Creative Capabilities in Singapore's English Classrooms: A Way of Contesting Pedagogical Instrumentality
Kwek, Dennis; Albright, Jim; Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese
Literacy, v41 n2 p71-78 Jul 2007
This paper presents a pedagogical intervention project conducted in secondary English classrooms in Singapore, entitled "Building Communities of Readers among Teachers." The project is positioned against the dominant instrumentalism of Singaporean approaches to creativity and promotes a socio-cultural stance to creativity and criticality in English language education. Currently in progress, the project seeks to foster teachers' rich textual engagements and to connect them with those they provide for their students. Situating the professional development in communities of reading circles, teachers' own, often narrow repertoires of reading are foregrounded, allowing them to experience the struggle of an active engagement with texts, and thus facilitating a re-imagining of their reading pedagogies, which at present are highly scripted and authoritative. The ultimate aim is to enable them to re-imagine their reading pedagogies in ways that encourage the creative and critical possibilities that textual openness can bring to classroom practice and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore