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Research unit for Year 9: Watchdog

This Year 9 Research unit: Watchdog is an example of how financial literacy may be embedded in English programmes using the Consumer and Financial Literacy Professional Development Package . It is al...
 

Developing a Textual Interest Project (TIP)

An independent research project for a mixed ability Year 10 cohort around adolescent literature and the notion of Representation.
 

Reflection Statement for Extension 2

Extremely useful student samples of Reflection Statements f or EXT 2 and teacher comments. Marking criteria and reminder that Major Work and Reflection Statement are marked as a totality.
 

Module B - Critical Study of Texts: Speeches. A Framework for Responses and Introductory Activities

A consideration and analysis of the issues surrounding students' responses to Module B , as well as some critical readings and student activities. See end of article at end of this.
 

Reflective Writing: The 3D format

A few thoughts on the importance of student reflection using the '3D' approach of : describe, disclose and decision.
 

New Teachers Speak Out

The heading New Teachers Speak out links a few articles sharing the personal views of new teachers on a variety of topics: On finding inspiration in English: ETA Beginning Teachers Scholarship Award;...
 

Teaching is a team sport

Carl Heise from Wagga Wagga describes his experience of teaching young people to become English teachers at Charles Sturt University and offers some advice.
 

Creative Reading

Felicity Plunkett looks at the strong relationship between reading and writing and shows us ways that the one can reinforce the other.
 

Teaching Creative Writing to the Students of Rwanda

Peta Gresham and other teachers from the Kings School travelled to Rwanda for a life changing experience to teach English for the mid year break.
 

Teaching the Screen

Dr Marita Bullock reminds us of the importance of the way we teach visual literacy in this review essay of the book Teaching the Screen , taking us through its strengths and weaknesses and suggesting...
 

Is complexity a con? The false dilemma between plain language and literature

Dr Neil James argues that a plain English approach to writing does not diminish its value but enhances it.
 

Australian Literature and the World Republic of Letters

Professor Robert Dixon, Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney makes a strong argument about the relationship of a national literature to world literature, locating three dist...
 

Teachers matter: 2013 conference

Thinking skills, teacher feedback, brain research are some of the important influences on pedagogy that are discussed by Stefanie Lia in this conference reflection with some exercises for the classro...
 
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