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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Davis, Philip; Billington, Josie – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
This article uses Elizabethan poetics and the Renaissance sonnet as a template for understanding the power of reading as it is exhibited in modern-day mental health contexts, specifically in the work of national charity The Reader. Our concern is with the medicine of verbal beauty, representative expression and formal ordering towards…
Descriptors: Reading, Mental Health, Poetry, Coping
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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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Cliff Hodges, Gabrielle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
The poet, Seamus Heaney, argues that transformations for both teachers and students may be engendered through recognising the connections and distinctions between the language of poetry and the language of everyday life. This article explores some of the ways in which choral reading of poetry, using multiple voices like musical instruments, may…
Descriptors: Poetry, Oral Reading, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Green, Andrew; Ellis, Viv; Simecek, Karen – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
Jerome Bruner's experiment over 30 years ago suggested that imaginative literature had greater affordances for the "subjunctification" of experience by those who heard it read aloud than did transactional prose such as a news article. By "subjunctification", Bruner meant the capacity to use the resource (the short story, for…
Descriptors: Poetry, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading
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Burgess, Tony – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Written nearly 40 years ago, Peter Medway's "Finding a Language" continues to be an arresting read, which offers a powerful vision of what might be possible in education. In this brief introduction, I set the work in context, referring to ideas that Pete engaged with and recalling a little of the times.
Descriptors: English Instruction, Humanities Instruction, Intellectual History, Recognition (Achievement)
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Liu, Qing; Zhou, Xiaodi; Fu, Danling – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This article presents two separate but related studies on native-English speaking (NES) instructors' teaching writing practice in Chinese universities. One study is a case study that explores the teaching practice of three NES instructors' writing instruction in a southern Chinese university as well as students' responses to their practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Instruction, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Garfath, Toby – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Dominant and common-sense contemporary conceptions of practice tend to frame the emotional volatility of the classroom--most commonly explored in discussions about student behaviour--as a fundamental obstacle to teaching and learning. The "outstanding" classroom is both orderly and, paradoxically perhaps, characterised by its passionate,…
Descriptors: Play, Secondary School Curriculum, English Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Ware, Tessa – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Starting with the writer's own experience as a reader, this article discusses poetry by Eric Roach, Derek Walcott, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Agard, Edward Baugh, Michael Smith and Velma Pollard. It explores the sense of place felt by writer and reader, going on to analyse the poets' use of Nation Language, poetic metre and intertextuality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Poets, Oral Tradition
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Bali, Reetu – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores what the development of writing might look like and how it might take shape in a secondary English classroom. The study problematises current definitions of progress. In direct opposition to standards-driven models, I propose an alternative way of thinking about the development of writers through a series of narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Grade 7, Secondary School Students
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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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Doecke, Brenton – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This essay explores the role that storytelling might play in the professional learning of English teachers. It begins by reflecting on the ways that stories shape our everyday lives, and then considers how the meaning-making potential of storytelling might enable us to gain insights into our work as educators. This is in contradistinction to the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Standards, Standardized Tests, Educational Change
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Newman, Ruth – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
This paper draws on the findings of an Economic and Social Research Council and British Telecom-funded project which explored the teaching of collaborative talk in the secondary English classroom. During the analysis of the video data collected, voting was observed as a strategy in pupils' collaborative decision-making. Converse to its democratic…
Descriptors: Voting, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Anderson, Gill – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
By offering a close reading and interpretation of one conversation between four Year 8 pupils about Robert Swindell's "Stone Cold," I aim to address questions of what might count as knowledge in English and to suggest how it might develop not only out of the qualities of a text, but from particular social relations and a set of pedagogic…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Literature, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods
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Parr, Graham; Bulfin, Scott – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2015
Standards-based education reforms and intensified accountability regimes are now a feature of most countries' agendas to improve the quality of their teaching workforces. One of the direct consequences of these reforms is a requirement that teachers demonstrate their ongoing participation in forms of professional development or professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Writing (Composition), Story Telling
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