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Morrison, Kevin A. – English in Education, 2022
Can verse mediate between the educational institution and the wider community of which it is a part? Utilising a case study of a specific taught module, this essay considers whether the performance of poetry as an experiential learning activity has a role to play in the emerging concept of the university as an anchor institution, a term that…
Descriptors: Poetry, Oral Interpretation, Urban Universities, Experiential Learning
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Collyer, Edward; Norton, George; Lawrence, Clare; Reeve, Sarah; Siddiquee, Rahim; Meachem, Alethea; Hardwick Shaw, Daisy; Enright, Laura; Hutton, Fleur; Gillespie, Jacob; Harrison, Katie – English in Education, 2022
This paper considers alternative ways of teaching Romantic poetry to post-sixteen English Literature pupils in England. It explores how practitioners can value tangents developed by pupils' independent thinking when pupils are given the freedom to develop their own ideas. It reflects on a lesson planned to respond to a tangent developed by the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Poetry, English Instruction, Romanticism
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Edwards, Jess; Mohammed, Noor; Nunn, Caitlin; Gray, Paul – English in Education, 2022
This article assesses the impact over nine years of the "Mother Tongue Other Tongue" multilingual schools' poetry competition led by Carol Ann Duffy from Manchester Metropolitan University, in which over 35,000 pupils from 77 schools have participated to date. It reviews evidence from a 2019 evaluation of the project and from a project…
Descriptors: Creativity, Multilingualism, Poetry, Competition
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Beymer, Alecia; Jarvie, Scott – English in Education, 2022
We have become well-familiar with how unpoetic teaching can be. The prevalence, furthered by much recent reform, of a systematic school culture focused on accountability, standardisation, and learnification often renders teaching dehumanised work. This paper theorises a poetics of teaching. We begin considering poetics, focusing on figurative…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Poetry, Teaching Styles, Instruction
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O'Halloran, Kieran – English in Education, 2022
Stylistics is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic analysis of style in language, particularly literary style. Poetry has been a staple of stylistics. Creative performance of poems and stylistic analysis, however, have rarely been bedfellows. I showcase a stylistics pedagogy for creatively interpreting poetry in higher education…
Descriptors: Poetry, Creativity, Multimedia Materials, Video Technology
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Alexander, Joy – English in Education, 2022
While speaking, reading and writing are identified in the Newbolt Report as components of English and are still acknowledged as such one hundred years later, Reading Aloud, which the Report ranks alongside them, is no longer accorded any prominence. The Newbolt Report connects Reading Aloud with literature and announces it as a method of…
Descriptors: Poetry, English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others
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Green, Andrew – English in Education, 2022
This paper considers Daljit Nagra's engagement with concepts of canon and tradition in "British Museum" (2017). Throughout the collection, Nagra provides readers with a multifaceted insight into the ways in which a plurality of 'cultures' and 'traditions' -- literary, historical, political, religious -- inform contemporary notions of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Literature, Museums, Authors
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Elliott, Victoria; Olive, Sarah – English in Education, 2021
In this paper, we report data from the first national survey of secondary Shakespeare teaching in the UK, conducted online in 2017-18 with a sample of 211 teachers distributed through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We report on what is taught and why. Our survey shows that the most popular play in the UK is "Macbeth,"…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, English Literature, National Surveys, English Instruction
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DeCoursey, Matthew; Banerjee, Bidisha – English in Education, 2021
This longitudinal study examines three female Chinese students' responses to Ibsen's A Doll's House at a Hong Kong university. We interviewed them about their attitudes towards dating, marriage and divorce, before reading the play; we then elicited responses to a first reading. Finally, we interviewed them after six hours of class discussion.…
Descriptors: Authors, Literature, College Students, Student Attitudes
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – English in Education, 2021
What resources do students draw on to produce literary theory in the contemporary high school English classroom? This interactional sociolinguistic study traces the production and distribution of Lexical, Structural, and Thematic resources across genre chains in reading, writing, and discussing literary theory during an intensive 3-week short…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, Literary Genres, Units of Study
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Cohen, Omri – English in Education, 2021
Teaching and reading literature are commonly viewed as contributing to the cultivation of empathy. This article presents critical and pedagogical approaches to test this view and suggests a distinction between low-level, simple empathy inspired by the reading and teaching of "The Tortilla Curtain" and a more complex, self-critical…
Descriptors: Empathy, Literature, Teaching Methods, Literary Criticism
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Lawrence, Clare; Celia*; Collyer, Edward; Poulson, Melissa – English in Education, 2021
There has, to date, been little discussion of how autism may affect the experience of the reading of fiction for pupils in the classroom, other than through a deficit model. One of the researchers in this study ("Celia") is training to be a secondary school English teacher and identifies as autistic. Her experience provides an enriched…
Descriptors: English Literature, Games, Theory of Mind, Fiction
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Powell, Caroline – English in Education, 2021
This case study examines the effects of collaborative, drama-focused activities on the cognitive understanding, social inclusion and empowerment of eight Year 8 students whilst studying "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Each student chose a leadership responsibility throughout their five project-based research lessons, and the majority of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Drama, Inclusion, Learning Activities
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Syed, Ghazal Kazim; Naylor, Amanda; Rimmereide, Hege Emma; Varga, Zoltan; Alara Guanio-Uluru, Lykke Harmony – English in Education, 2021
This article presents the results from an international collaboration between undergraduate students in the United Kingdom and Norway. Using Literature Circles and "Google Documents" in groups, the students liaised digitally over three young adult novels that are prominent within the UK school curriculum. This study explored the ways in…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Novels
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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa; De Arede, Ana – English in Education, 2021
Literary criticism of children's literature asserts a one-directional view of power with the adult writer constructing the child reader. Using "aetonormativity"-- adult perceptions of normality -- this paper explores what happens when children co-construct publishable fiction. Our analysis of drama and creative writing workshops shows…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Childrens Literature, Writing for Publication, Creative Writing
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