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Until This Last by John Ruskin

An edition of John Ruskin’s Until This Last with introductory essays and QuikScan summaries to aid the modern reader.

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Utopia

This is a QuikScan edition of More's Utopia. The work is divided into titled sections and each section contains a summary.

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Course design (Collection 2 of 7)

The activities in this collection provide opportunities for English lecturers (and others) to experiment and think creatively about the modules you currently teach or ones you may teach in the future. Some activities utilise videos of colleagues who have successfully designed whole programmes and individual modules. There are also worksheets and documents that you can download and modify.

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Designing an English degree programme

There are three types of activities, appropriate for English lecturers working in groups or as individuals, in this resource. Their topics are employability, transition from A level, and getting the ‘delicate balance’ right between literature, language and Creative Writing when designing an English programme for today’s students. These activities rely in part on an interview with Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey). As Head of Department, Wynne-Davies shares the ideas and strategies she followed to launch the Surrey English degree programme in 2008.

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Inclusive teaching (Collection 6 of 7)

This Collection is the sixth of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This collection of activities for individuals and groups highlights the importance of teaching inclusively in English Studies. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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Creative assessment

This activity invites English lecturers to think outside the box of conventional assessment methods and develop new, creative methods. It consists of an overview of the activity and an activity that can be carried out by individual lecturers.

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Mix and Match

This activity provides materials for English lecturers to interrogate the relationship between assessment mode and learning outcome. It consists of three parts: 1. An overview of the activity; 2. An activity that can be carried out by individual lecturers; 3.An activity that can be done with a group (useful to leaders of accredited courses).

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Online teaching (Collection 7 of 7)

The object of this collection of resources is to both familiarise lecturers with the scope of online learning in English studies and to encourage thinking about the design, delivery and assessment of online learning.

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Transformative writing

Two exercises on the use of creative writing in English Literature seminars. The exercises have been designed for use by English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. One activity is for use by an individual lecturer working alone; the other is for use in a group setting. Both activities suggest ways of turning to pedagogic use an activity which students of the English subjects are expected to be able to perform, but which teachers all too often simply see as a medium of assessment. They propose and exemplify writing as a pedagogic tool. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Small group teaching (Collection 4 of 7)

This Collection is the fourth of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This collection of activities for individuals and groups aims to help lecturers come to terms with some of the challenges of designing and running seminars. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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Small group teaching: introduction to the collection

This Collection is the fourth of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This collection of activities for individuals and groups aims to help lecturers come to terms with some of the challenges of designing and running seminars. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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Identifying good and bad practice

The activities in this resource, like the peer review activities elsewhere in this collection, are designed to prompt individuals or groups to begin thinking critically about what makes a good lecture/lecturer. Included are a mock ‘bad’ lecture to evaluate and an exercise in self-reflection on your own methods of delivering a lecture—are you more comfortable using an improvisational technique or do you write your lectures out word for word?

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Large group teaching: introduction to the collection

This collection of resources for English lecturers (and others) provides platforms and exercises through which to refine your ideas about what a lecture should and can do pedagogically. Included are examples of actual lectures, guidance on how to evaluate and reflect upon your own and other people's lectures, a mock ‘bad’ lecture and suggestions for how to stretch the limits of large-group teaching structures.

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Writing & the teacher

This resource contains a set of activities that use 'Imaginative writing' in various ways as a tool for thinking and learning. Like many of the resources in The Pool, it aims to breach the barriers between subject thinking and educational thinking. The resource is made up of an introduction and two different activities: Activity 1: helps teachers and supporters of learning to explore the way in which their values and experience inform their minute-to-minute pedagogic decisions. Activity 2: involves identifying metaphors for teaching and then exploring them in practical ways.

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The Subject & Pedagogy (Collection 1 of 7)

This Collection is the first of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This resource collection (like all those which together form 'The Pool') is designed to inspire thinking about the formative relations between educational practice and the scholarly study of language, writing, and culture. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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The Subject & pedagogy: introduction to the collection

This Collection is the first of seven that make up 'The Pool', a selection of Open Educational Resources designed to support the professional development of English lecturers. This resource collection (like all those which together form 'The Pool') is designed to inspire thinking about the formative relations between educational practice and the scholarly study of language, writing, and culture. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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Le Morte Darthur What's Where guide

Guide to what's where in Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. The numbers refer to page numbers in Helen Cooper's edition for Oxford World's Classics, but can be used with other editions, as all is in the same order.

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Paradise Lost Guide

Don't get lost in Paradise Lost! Here is a quick reference guide to who and what is where in Milton's epic. Can be used with any edition.

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Epic Qualities overview

A list illustrating the nature of the epic genre, linking medieval epic (in this case, especially the Song of Roland and the Bayeux Tapestry) with epic film (in this case, Gladiator, Fall of the Roman Empire, and El Cid...)

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A list of topics and issues in Restoration/Enlightenment literature and culture

A list of topics and issues in Early Modern literature and culture, arising from study of Aphra Behn, but used to contextualise all my Early Modern and Enlightenment texts. Can be used 'as is' or adapted, changed, challenged, added to etc...

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A class on the Restoration using descriptive terms as a discussion starter

This class concentrates on the Restoration, but the methodology can be used for any classes...

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making a poster for assessment

These instructions were designed for students making posters for a seventeenth-century assessment. They can be used for classwork, for just about any purpose. Thinking about posters, dvd and book covers can help students organise their thoughts for writing essays.

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Gest of Robin Hood in modern English

A modern English rendition of The Gest of Robin Hood, for use with non-Middle English students, etc...etc...or as a parallel text

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classical rhetorical devices

A quick 'ready-to-use' resource...a list of classical rhetorical devices, as an aid to spotting them. Brief, and to the point...I use this with Restoration/Early Enlightenment students

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quick glossary of film terminology

Want to talk about film but not sure what the terms mean? The terminology actually does help to analyse the film clip or still images from films. It can be put onto a vle, or given to students as a handout.

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Discussion starter with images

Another discussion starter, can be used with any suitable subject. As with all class activities, equality of access has to be borne in mind.

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Discussion starter with drawing

I used this with Margaret Cavendish's Female Orations, each group making an image of the 'lady' described by Cavendish in her 'academy'. I then photographed the images for display on the class vle. The idea can be used with any suitable text/s. As with all class activity, equal opportunity has to be borne in mind.

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approaching short texts or poems with performance technique

A good way of approaching a 'difficult' text, particularly suitable as an ice-breaking exercise for new students. Very good for Medieval/renaissance/early modern, but can be used with any suitable text from any period.

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Tips for writing a reflective, explanatory text in support of a project

A generic ready-to-use or adaptable resource for explaining how to write an explanatory text in support of a project. This is used in literature projects, as an aid to assessment, but can be used in order to help devise learning outcomes and assessment criteria. For more on creative assessment criteria, see the ESC project, on the ESC site.

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Tale of Gamelyn in modern English

A modern English version of the Gamelyn story...for quick reference, or use as a parallel text, or with people who cannot (or don't want to) cope with the Middle English text

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Prince of Thieves scene-by-scene

Another scene-by-scene for a popular film with medievalists and history tutors, as a ready-to-use resource or a template for adaptation or application to another film of your choice.

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Robin and Marian scene-by-scene

A scene-by-scene account of a film frequently used by medievalists. This can be used as a 'user-ready' resource for classes, or as a template for writing your own account of any film you wish to use.

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Tips for analysing a film clip

Tips for film clip analysis, for class preparation and for assessment.

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History of English Mentoring Scheme

This IBL was created for the English Department’s first year module, History of English and used second and third year students as mentors. This resource was produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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Professorial Lecture: Professor Sue Owen - Schools of English in contemporary Society: The Importance of Richard Hoggart

Professorial Lecture entitled 'Schools of English in Contemporary Society: The Importance of Richard Hoggart', given by Professor Sue Owen on Wednesday 3 December 2008.

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Professorial Lectures held at the University of Sheffield

A series of Inaugural Professorial Lectures held at the University of Sheffield under the auspices of the Humanities Research Institute.

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English: Teaching Clusters

This IBL was created for the English Department to enhance student learning and study. This resource was produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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CILASS Case Studies (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences)

These case studies showcase CILASS funded educational development projects undertaken at the University of Sheffield. These resources were produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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English: Roots, Routes

This IBL and associated files were created for the English Department’s seminar series, Roots Routes. This resource was produced with the help of CILASS (Centre for Inquiry-based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences) at the University of Sheffield (see http://www.shef.ac.uk/cilass).

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Guidance on Analysing English Poetry

Guidance on analysing some technical aspects of English poetry

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Worksheet on Academic Essay Conclusions

Worksheet on what to include in conclusions of Academic Essays for English literature, with answers

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Worksheet on Academic Essay Introductions

Worksheet on what to include in academic essay introductions for English literature with examples and answers.

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Guidance: Thoughts on Poetry Analysis

This resource is a set of guidelines giving advice to students on basic approaches to poetry analysis

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