Poetry teaching seminars for teachers

Posted by mjs76 at May 18, 2010 02:08 PM |
Our School of Education is hosting three seminars on teaching poetry aimed at primary and secondary English teachers, student teachers, teacher educators and researchers.

The aim is to explore common concerns, students’ achievements, current pedagogical and research issues in teaching and learning about poetry in the 5-19 curriculum and in teacher education. Each session will include some workshop activities and a poet or lead speaker. Everyone who participates will be invited to share and critically reflect on aspects of their own practice.

There are about 20-25 spaces available and the School would prefer attendees to come to all three sessions, which will cover:

  • Reading poetry - 9 June 2010
  • Creating Poetry - 11 October 2010
  • Speaking and Listening (to) poetry - 25 January 2011

The October session will include a poetry slam workshop with nationally acclaimed performance poet Andy Craven-Griffiths. The January event will include a presentation on young multilingual Muslims and their performance of poetry by Dr Andrey Rosowsky from the University of Sheffield.

These are being called ‘twilight sessions’ and run from 4.15pm to 6.30pm (so technically the June one will finish long before it gets dark). The venue is room F105 in the Fraser Noble Building here on campus. The sessions are funded by the UK Literacy Association and reasonable expenses for local travel are available.

For more information, please contact Sue Dymok on: sd100@le.ac.uk or leave a message on 0116 252 3683.