Teaching and Learning English Literature presents a comprehensive overview of teaching English Literature from setting teaching goals and syllabus planning, through to a range of student assessment strategies and methods of course evaluation and improvement. A range of teaching methods are explored, from the traditional classroom, to newer collaborative work and uses of electronic technologies.
Chapter 5: Methods of Teaching
Methods of Teaching
‘Good Teaching’ Revisited
In Chapter 4 we explored aspects of a planning cycle for teaching, addressing the questions ‘what should I be teaching, and why?’ By the end of the discussion, the notion of a ‘rational’ model of curriculum and course design had been replaced by a more dynamic – creative and participatory – understanding of how courses in Literature might be developed: an iterative process of alignment between subject/curriculum aims, course objectives and contents that not only takes into account the requirements of the discipline but also of students of Literature, the university and the wider society. This chapter addresses the question ‘how should I be teaching?’ and discusses another major aspect of course planning: the methods and media of ...