EKIS312 Literature in the Classroom (5 cr)
- examining the role of literature in education historically and today
- the study of fiction and non-fiction on the subject of the course
- the study of the creation of schemes of work using literature
- the creation of such schemes of work
Contact teaching and group work
Assessment by outcome of the various assignments undertaken during the course
- to be able to develop practical strategies for using literature in the classroom
Attendance policy. 100% attendance is usually expected. The effect of any necessary absences on that student's work will be assessed by the tutor, and where necessary extra work in compensation may be required. More than two absences may result in the student having to leave the course, if in the teacher's judgment too much has been missed. However, the tutor appreciates that teacher trainers may be obliged to have some unavoidable absence, so there may be room for some flexibility, provided that the main course requirements are met.
Elaine Showalter's Teaching Literature and Ted Hughes' Poetry in the Making are still in print.
The other books below are out of print but second-hand copies should be available cheaply via Amazon and The Book Depository UK, among other online stores.
The University Library will be given the list of books below to be ordered for students on this course - so some books should be available there.
- Pirrie, J., On Common Ground (WWF UK, 1994) recommended; ISBN: 185850 00 1
- Creber, P., Thinking Through English (Open University, 1990) required; ISBN: 0-335-09360-4
- Hughes, T., Poetry in the Making (Faber, 1967-2008 ) required; ISBN: 978-0-571-23380-9
- Pirrie, J., Apple Fire (Bloodaxe, 1993) recommended; ISBN: 1-85224-206-X
- Showalter, E., Teaching Literature, (Blackwell, 2003) required; ISBN: 978-0-631-2264-6