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Pugh, Jack – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This essay attempts to explore the links between politics, poetry, and collective, embodied readings and discussion in the classroom. When my Year 12 class were asked 'What is Poetry?', their answers suggested something in the Romantic tradition -- of poetry as expressive, individual and emotional. My experience studying poetry with my Year 9…
Descriptors: Politics, Poetry, Group Discussion, High School Students
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Jones, Susan; Harvey, Kevin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
In this article, we explore how adults in a community shared reading group discuss the notoriously difficult poem 'The Emperor of Ice-Cream' by the American poet Wallace Stevens. Drawing on Hannah Arendt's notion of action, we explore how participants negotiate the poem, actively constructing meanings from their shared personal experiences rather…
Descriptors: Poetry, Oral Reading, Adults, Difficulty Level
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Hartley, Jenny – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
This article describes some of the methodology, practice and effect of reading groups run by Prison Reading Groups (PRG), which currently operates in 60 prisons across the UK, and is supported by the charity Give A Book. Groups choose what they want to read together and how they will read it. Reading aloud can aid literacy as well as being a force…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Recreational Reading, Cooperation
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Jarvie, Scott; Beymer, Alecia – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
In this study of microteaching in a secondary English methods course, we intentionally stray from normative assessment practice, instead asking pre-service teachers to provide feedback on their peers' microteaching using assessment practices designed to orient them "figuratively." The term 'figurative' refers to 'figurative language':…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hanratty, Brian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
In evaluating some of Heaney's prose writings about the art of poetry -- what I have called his 'Poetics' -- the paper explores how those ideas could enhance the teaching of poetry in the upper post-primary schools. The paper is divided into four closely interconnected sections. The first section evaluates Heaney's thoughts about the potential…
Descriptors: Poetry, Poets, English Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Driver, Duncan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
English teachers select texts for the edifying qualities they possess: a good poem, novel or film can act both as a window looking out over different lives and as a powerful mirror for reflection. When teachers reflect on their professional practice, however, they generally look to education theory, to research or to action learning strategies.…
Descriptors: Poetry, Literary Criticism, English Teachers, English Instruction
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Hanratty, Brian; McPolin, Peter – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This paper argues that there is scope for considerable change and improvement in the way in which Poetry is taught at Key Stage Two in Northern Ireland. In making this case for significant improvement, the paper has three interconnected parts. In the first part, a range of critical ideas highlight the richness of poetry as a literary genre.…
Descriptors: Poetry, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
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Le Ha, Phan; Dat, Bao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This essay comprises multiple sets of dialogues between us as colleagues and friends as we revisit the question of the status of English as a global language. Through the metaphor 'multiple classrooms of life', we share reflections and narratives arising out of our experiences with English that are embedded in our professional work, scholarship,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wheatley, Lance – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
How might English classrooms be spaces where Muslim students are empowered to recognise and resist Islamophobia? This qualitative study draws on theories of critical consciousness and Islamophobia to show how Bassim, a Muslim student, makes sense of Islamophobic encounters through the poetic and analytic writing he creates in his public high…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Social Bias, Religious Cultural Groups
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Bellis, Natalie; Garcia, Jessica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
The tradition of teachers engaging in narrative-based inquiry is now well established, as is its value for creating situated knowledge about teaching. This reflexive autobiographical article weaves together narrative accounts around a senior literature classroom environment. The article features two voices: a teacher (Natalie Bellis) and a Year 12…
Descriptors: Literature, High Stakes Tests, Teaching Methods, Autobiographies
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Hanratty, Brian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
Centred on a carefully chosen selection of Heaney's Troubles poems, this paper explores pedagogical opportunities that the poems present in the context of upper post-primary classrooms in Northern Ireland's divided schools. Five poems are evaluated in total. These are: "The Other Side", "A Constable calls", "The Toome…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Poets
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Coles, Jane – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
This article offers a case study account of a garden-themed poetry writing project run by a creative writing organisation in partnership with a class of 9-10-year-old children from a London primary school. I explore the concept of creativity which framed the five-week project and analyse the different ways in which the creative practitioner worked…
Descriptors: Creativity, Poetry, Creative Writing, Case Studies
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Bayley, Nicholas – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper I introduce some concepts from psychoanalysis, a poem, a clinical vignette and a personal anecdote. I am asking what light the knowledge of unconscious processes can throw on the memorisation of poems and therefore what use to the individual can be derived from learning poems by heart. A version of the paper was first given at the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Vignettes, Memorization, Teaching Methods
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Rumbold, Kate; Simecek, Karen – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In universities, as in mainstream education more widely, cognitive approaches to poetry are often dominant. Far from being irrelevant to the serious study of literature, we argue that eliciting students' affective responses to poetry can deepen their cognitive understanding and analytical skills. Drawing on recent research in psychology on the…
Descriptors: College Students, Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Poetry
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Bessell, Jacquelyn; Riddell, Patricia – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
Evidence suggests that some cognitive processes are based on sensorimotor systems in the brain (embodied cognition). The premise of this is that "Biological brains are first and foremost the control systems for biological bodies". It has therefore been suggested that both online cognition (processing as we move through the world) and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Neuropsychology, Motor Reactions, Memory
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