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Teaching and Learning English Literature

Teaching and Learning English Literature

March 2006 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

The Discipline Today
What Is Good Teaching?
Teaching Literary Theory and Teaching Writing
Planning for Teaching
Curriculum and Course Design

Methods of Teaching
Student Assessment
Evaluating Teaching
Future Trends


I expected it to be an instruction book on literature, not on how to teach literature.

Ms Ruut aan de Stegge
English Literature , Kennemer College
January 18, 2016

Very useful text for teachers who are returning to teaching literature.

Mrs Ruth Marie Steyert
Functional Skills, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
March 27, 2016

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