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Su, Chao – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
In this paper, I narrate the long process of my encounters with English language learning and teaching, manifesting characteristics of English teaching at different levels of schools in mainland China. After viewing the limitations of English teaching in mainland China from my fresh point of view as a UK visiting scholar, some suggestions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bracken, Elspeth – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This essay considers the assumption that the study of English involves engaging students' imaginations to explore a range of interpretations and hypothesise about meaning. It goes on to explore the reading positions of two students in a Year 10 class, who were studying "A Christmas Carol" at GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary…
Descriptors: Moral Values, English Literature, Secondary School Students, Novels
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Hanratty, Brian – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This paper has two complementary objectives. After providing some theoretical perspectives on fiction generally, and on the teaching of fiction more specifically, it firstly evaluates, from a literary-critical perspective, a reasonably representative selection of the portrayal of teachers and teaching in some twentieth-century Anglo-Irish fiction…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, English Literature
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Gilbert, Francis – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article examines the author's interactions with the teaching strategy known as Reciprocal Teaching, sometimes also called Reciprocal Reading, which involves students learning to read collaboratively in small groups. Reciprocal Teaching typically involves students teaching each other by following a rubric of activities that are aimed at…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Reed, Malcolm – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
What is the practical pedagogic value of the zone of proximal development? How might we draw from the writings of Vygotsky and Leont'ev with regard to understanding the process of children and young people's development as socialised intellectual beings? This article applies cultural-historical theory to classroom activity in order to reveal the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Interaction, Class Activities, Child Development
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Obano, Nisha – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This essay emerges from my position as a new trainee teacher, entering my first school, a school as unique and also as typical as any. What struck me was the complexity of the school's culture (and counter-cultures). Language was revealed as a site of resistance, a clash between staff and pupils at the point of instruction; a reluctance to read or…
Descriptors: Males, School Culture, Teacher Student Relationship, Language Usage
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Davies, Molly – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
I explore a series of incidents in my English classroom, which occurred while I was preparing my students for their high-stakes GCSE English Language exam ('Paper 2: Writers' viewpoints and perspectives'). I thereby attempt to confront some of my own failings and biases with regard to non-fiction and the teaching of persuasive writing in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, English Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Test Preparation
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Macrae, Andrea; Clark, Billy; Giovanelli, Marcello – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
This article reports the results of a survey of UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) providers of undergraduate degree programmes in English. The survey solicited HEI providers' views on how well each of the A Levels in English prepares students for degree programmes, and asked which of the three A Levels are included in the entry requirements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College English, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education
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Yandell, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
British Conservatives happily acknowledge the debt that they owe to E.D. Hirsch. To understand the nature of their curricular project, and how it is located within the wider goals of education and social policy, we need to attend carefully to the character of this transatlantic borrowing. Its emphases and omissions reveal much about the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Public Policy, Nationalism
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Jones, Susan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
The film, "I, Daniel Blake", has received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the experiences of those attempting to navigate the bureaucracy of the British welfare state system. In this article, I use the depiction of literacy in the film as a lens through which I examine both the role of literacy in compounding the challenge for…
Descriptors: Didacticism, Literacy, Functional Literacy, Social Justice
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Brady, Monica – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This is a different essay from the one I set out to write. When I began, I had in mind a picture of my development as a teacher that was linear. I saw myself as a committed and enthusiastic teacher whose understanding about the nature of learning had developed over time. I had a theory that as a young teacher I was focused on content, on the idea…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Political Issues, Personal Narratives, Curriculum Design
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Wyatt, Mark; Constantino, Dorothy; Cox, Corinne; Gilkes, Kristy; Thompson, Serena; Tiller, Rachael – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
Though there is little in the literature on the teaching of the history of English, criticism of textbooks which over-simplify "the" story as the rise of the standard variety has been more vocal of late. Meanwhile, some academics have argued for focusing teaching on the analysis of texts. This article reports on a unit/module taught at a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, English Literature
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Roberts, Jenny – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This essay challenges assumptions that those labelled as "high achievers" are in some way "held back" by those perceived as having lower initial capability. By exploring collaborative pedagogical approaches and focussing on my experiences with two students, with widely differing initial capabilities, and exploring how they have…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Ability, Ability Grouping, Grade 7
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Hibbin, Rebecca – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The oral re-telling of traditional tales, modelled by a storyteller and taught to children in school, can be understood as "non-instrumental" practice in speaking and listening that emphasises oral language over the reading and writing of stories. While oral storytelling has significant benefits to children's education and development,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Oral Language, Elementary School Students, Barriers
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Pullinger, Debbie; Whitley, David – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
For centuries, memorisation was the vital mode through which the "uses of poetry" were realised. Mixed reactions to its reinstatement on the primary curriculum indicate how much has changed. But does memorisation afford a type of understanding not available through reading or critical analysis? This article draws on the initial findings…
Descriptors: Poetry, Memorization, Teaching Methods, English Instruction
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