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Teaching and Learning English Literature

Ellie Chambers The Open University
Marshall Gregory Butler University, Indianapolis
© 2006   240 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
Sixty Day Exam Copy
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Paperback ISBN: 9780761941729 $51.00
Hardcover ISBN: 9780761941712 $158.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781847877239
Teaching and Learning English Literature presents a comprehensive overview of teaching English Literature from setting teaching goals and syllabus planning, through to a range of student assessment strategies and methods of course evaluation and improvement. A range of teaching methods are explored, from the traditional classroom, to newer collaborative work and uses of electronic technologies. Set in the context of the modern classroom Teaching and Learning English Literature will help both seasoned and less experienced faculty members become more informed, and better teachers of their subject.

The book includes discussion of:
  • The way Literature as a discipline is currently understood and constituted
  • What it means to study and learn the subject
  • What 'good teaching' is, at a time of reduced resources, increasing student numbers, and an emphasis on 'user-pay' principles and vocationalism
This text will be a vital resource for teachers of English Literature in universities and colleges world-wide.

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