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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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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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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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Marshall, Bethan – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article takes a personal view of the contribution made by Pete Medway to King's College London.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recognition (Achievement), Change Agents, Educational Change
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the constraints and opportunities confronting me as a newly qualified teacher and how these affect my pedagogy. I have reflected on my own development from beginning to newly qualified teacher and considered how such forces have shaped my identity as a teacher, my values and my approach to the job. As part of my exploration…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
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Stevens, David – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this paper, I seek to ascertain whether critical literacy may have an important and realisable place in current English pedagogy, having first tried to establish what is meant by critical literacy, and what its contexts are for my purposes here, including the nature of initial teacher education (ITE). The paper then reports and reflects on some…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Sutherland, John – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
In this article Sutherland surveys over the period of the last 40 years (the length of an average full academic career) the changes which have occurred to the departmental structures and procedures in the teaching of and research into English Literature in British universities. He perceives a marginalization of the English department in the…
Descriptors: English Departments, English Literature, Administrative Organization, Educational Change
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Cameron, Deborah – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
This article offers a personal view of the reform of the undergraduate English syllabus which is soon to come into effect at Oxford University. The particular example is analysed in relation to two more general developments: on one hand, changing conceptions of the place and purpose of language study in the discipline of English, and on the other,…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Educational Policy, Undergraduate Study, Course Descriptions
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Hawkins, Elaine – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
The UK English subject benchmark statements express the discipline's commitment to contribute to an "ideal of lifelong learning." In this article, I consider what this commitment may mean for practice and explore why its attainment is complex and contentious. In doing so, I examine some of the ways in which lecturers' professional…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Benchmarking, Educational Practices, Program Implementation
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Turvey, Anne – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2012
In recent years, it has become fashionable to demand of research that it produces "evidence" that can be turned into easily generalisable findings. Ever more elaborate sets of managerial standards and pre-defined learning outcomes have been imposed, and English teachers are encouraged to see their practice as merely an implementation of…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Collaboration
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Beyer, Charlotte – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2010
The discussion in this article focuses on representations in Doris Pilkington's "Rabbit-Proof Fence" of trauma and reparation, and reflects on processes and strategies involved in teaching undergraduate students about these issues within literary contexts. The article discusses the practice of introducing students to new texts and areas…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Feminism, Novels, Films