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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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Rosen, Michael – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
Michael Rosen, writer, performer, broadcaster and teacher, has been teaching in universities since 1994. He has an MA in Children's Literature from Reading University and a PhD from the University of North London. The father of five children, he discusses in this article his views on Genre Theory, and how he believes it has slipped between the…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Political Power, Politics of Education, Language Acquisition
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Christie, Frances – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This paper responds to Michael Rosen's blog entries, "How Genre Theory Saved the World", arguing that genre theory in the tradition of systemic functional linguistics (SFL) has made an important contribution to language and literacy pedagogy. It emerged in the Australian context in about 1980 and was initially developed in response to…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Reader Response, Literacy, Relevance (Education)
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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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Stevens, David – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2011
In this response to Peter Medway's paper, "English and Enlightenment' (Changing English 17:1, 2010), I take issue with little of what he so lucidly writes, except his implicit and occasionally explicit denunciation of Romanticism as the proper basis of English pedagogy. I am concerned in this paper to emphasise the positive aspects of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Teaching Methods, Romanticism, Critical Theory