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.

Evaluating Teaching; Future Trends

Evaluating teaching; future trends

Once the process of curriculum planning and course preparation is complete, what remains is of course to put all the plans into action and actually teach the programme. However, as we saw in Chapter 4, that is not quite the end of the story. As teaching proceeds and afterwards, faculty will be trying to find out how all the decisions they made work out in practice. Specifically, the Literature department (and no doubt university authorities) will be interested in such matters as whether the courses make up a coherent whole, expressing curriculum aims appropriately, whether the teaching-learning objectives are apt and achievable and what kind of progress the students make. And the staff responsible for teaching each of ...

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