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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 a creative-critical module

The activities in this resource are built around an audio-recording in which English lecturers Dr Chris Thurgar-Dawson (University of Teesside) and Professor Ben Knights (English Subject Centre) discuss a module they launched and taught on ‘creative criticism.’ The activities provide examples and contexts for re-thinking and designing new modules by experimenting with varying emphases on 'creative' and 'critical' content and teaching methods. Even if you do not adopt the ideas presented, they might stimulate you to think about module planning from a different angle.

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Mapping and applying desirable student attributes

These activities are for English lecturers interested in developing their pedagogical skills in accord with the skills they would like their students to acquire. Both the individual and group activity are focused on the use of a stimulating list of 'desirable student attributes' such as having the patience to read long novels. How exactly are you hoping to affect your students' behaviour when you teach them? Obviously, you want them to attend classes and submit assessments, but what of more interesting, subtle practices? What intellectual, organisational, aesthetic qualities would you like your teaching to encourage? The argument of the activities in this resource is that thinking about possible answers to these questions is an excellent first step towards a reconceptualisation of your role as a lecturer.

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Adapting a module

There are three different types activities in this resource each of which are drawn from literature teaching but which are adaptable to other subjects. In one you are provided with a full module description and asked how it might need to be modified for particular teaching contexts, such as whether it is a final year ‘option’ course, or a compulsory first year course. In the next activity, ‘Pacing it out’ you are challenged to halve the number of texts studied on a module and adapt your teaching approach accordingly. The third type of activity addresses ‘Curriculum Framing’ and asks you to consider the pedagogical contexts for teaching particular texts.

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Filling the gaps

The premise of the activities in this resource (appropriate for an individual or a group) is that the time that students spend between lectures, seminars and workshops is as important as the time they spend in class sessions because this is how and where students develop the critical ability to work independently. However, students, especially first-years, need to be taught these skills and these activities provide guidance on how you might go about that work with methods that that push beyond the well-worn phrase, ‘read the book and think about it.’

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Designing an innovative English Literature module

The activities in this resource are focused around an interview with Dr Hannah Crawforth (King's College London) about her design and launch of an innovative English Literature module, 'Shakespeare's London'. The activities, which are appropriate for individuals or groups, encourage you to think about how you might re-design and run old modules in new ways or launch new modules which draw students in with new features. The activities cover how one might take advantage of the location of your university (e.g. the local landscape or historic sites); how one might develop students’ research skills, and how one might ask relevant reflective questions about an existing module with a view towards revising and improving it.

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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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Course design: introduction to the collection

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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Students, comments, conditions

Two exercises designed for English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. Both activities, one for groups, the other for individual lecturers, investigate the relationship between student condition (such as disabilities) and student comments about teaching. There is also an overview of the activities.

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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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Inaccessible documents

Four exercises on making electronic documents accessible, designed for use by English lecturers seeking to develop their skills: one individual and one group activity on the inclusive use of 'PowerPoint' and one individual and one group activity on the inclusive use of 'Word'. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Inclusive seminars

Two exercises on inclusive seminar design, 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 involve the viewing of video examples of English Literature seminar leaders in action. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Inclusive lectures

Two exercises on inclusive lecture design, 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 involve the viewing of video examples of English Literature lecturers in action.

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Imaginary students

Two exercises designed for use by English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. The activities encourage lecturers to think of students as individuals rather than as types. One activity is for use by an individual lecturing working alone; the other is for use in a group setting. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Inclusive teaching: introduction to the collection

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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Assessment (Collection 3 of 7)

This Collection is the third 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 aims to provoke thought about the role of assessment and feedback in undergraduate English programmes. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and to leaders of accredited courses.

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What is assessment for?

This activity confronts English lecturers with the variety of concerns different interest groups have about assessment in their discipline, inviting them to be self-reflexive about their approach to assessment. 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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Computer-aided assessment

This resource contains examples of sophisticated online multiple-choice questionnaires and challenges English lecturers to emulate them. 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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Feedback and marking strategies

This activity invites English lecturers to mark sample student work and use the process as a springboard for considering approaches to marking more generally. 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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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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Assessment SWOT analysis

This activity encourages English lecturers to focus on the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of assessment common on English programmes. 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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Designing and running innovative assessments

This activity is designed to help English lecturers think about the relationship between creative forms of assessment, learning outcomes and marking criteria. 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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Assessment audit

This activity enables English lecturers to 'audit' the assessment regime they use in their modules.. 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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Assessment: introduction to the collection

This Collection is the third 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 provoke thought about the role of assessment and feedback in undergraduate English programmes. Of interest to lecturers at different career stages (especially those just setting out), and 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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Workshopping online

This resource contains a pair of exercises that explore ways in which the Creative Writing workshop might be supported by technology in face-to-face, blended or distance learning contexts.

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Online discussion in English Studies

The activity in this resource, available for a group or individual, exposes the student to a selection of voices within the discipline who have different perspectives on the use and assessment of online discussion.

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Teaching with digital archives

In this resource there is a group or individual activity that demonstrates a variety of approaches that a practitioner might take to assist their students to discover information contained within complex online databases efficiently.

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Designing learning with new media

This resource looks at the types of new media that a lecturer in English studies might employ when working online, the various contexts where that technology might be employed and the pedagogical strategies they might employ. There are two activities both available for individuals or groups. The first activity explores the range of technologies and their uses, the second involves the design of a learning activity around a piece of new media.

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The design of online activities in English Studies

This resource explores how we structure online learning activities and the way we present them for our students. It contains two activities that involve exploring a range of interactive online activities from English Literature courses. Participants should also gain a wider appreciation of the means by which online activities can be delivered (structure, presentation etc).

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What are VLEs good for?

This resource introduces some of the key concepts, tools and benefits of using e-learning in the teaching of English Studies and provides a useful starting point for introducing colleagues to the benefits of using a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The resource is made up of two activities one for use with groups and one for individuals.

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Online teaching: introduction to the collection

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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Nightmare scenarios

Two exercises 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. The activities are designed to sustain novice lecturers and tutors in facing the things that most worry them about working with groups. The object is to achieve a base level of confidence which then bit by bit becomes self sustaining. The group activity involves the viewing of a video of English lecturers discussing potential solution to common seminar 'nightmare scenarios'. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Thinking about seminars

Two exercises on planning and running seminars designed for use by individual English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. The activities invite lecturers to plan small group teaching on the basis that the seminar is not simply a vehicle of transmission, but an organism with a life of its own, operating simultaneously at social, intellectual, and emotional levels.

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Peer reviewing a seminar: The Bonesetter's Daughter

Two exercises on seminar planning designed for use by English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. Both activities can be used either by individual lecturers or in groups. They involve viewing a video of an English Literature seminar. The activities have been designed to create a suggestive space in which to think about the languages of seminars, and the forms of social, intellectual, and personal exchange that take place within them. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Peer reviewing a seminar: Oliver Twist

Two exercises on seminar planning designed for use by individual English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. Both activities involve viewing a video of a seminar in English Literature. These activities offer lecturers the opportunity to apply and enrich their understanding of the seminar in a concrete way. By treating an example of a seminar as a text, they open up a number of questions about the dynamic of the seminar process. There is also an overview of the activities.

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Seminar design

Two exercises on seminar planning designed for use by English lecturers seeking to develop their skills. One activity is for use by an individual lecturing working alone; the other is for use in a group setting. These activities are designed to stimulate thought about the forms and processes of small group teaching, suggesting ways in which a lecturer or tutor might move mentally between preparing their curriculum or content knowledge and their developing insight into how people learn in groups. 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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Peer reviewing lectures

There are three activities in this resource, and they have been created around actual lectures delivered by staff at Royal Holloway, University of London, King’s College London and the University of Nottingham. Each lecture demonstrates different approaches to lecturing. The peer review activities are designed to prompt individuals or groups to begin thinking critically about what makes a good lecture/lecturer and what tools and tasks can help make a particular lecture more or less successful.

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Planning and evaluating your lecture

There are two activities in this collection and both encourage you to be able to make a conscious shift between content (what you want to get across) and the dramatic and affective form through which you are going to have to perform it. The activities are appropriate for individuals or groups and comprise peer review work as well as an opportunity to think of the lecture as a genre. One activity utilises video footage of Dr Hannah Crawforth (King’s College London), who discusses lectures as a form of rhetoric. The other activity asks that you attend a colleague’s lecture, record yourself giving a lecture, or use a video of someone else’s lecture as a starting point.

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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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Working with threshold concepts

The object of this resource is to help colleagues in English and related subjects appreciate and work with a concept which brings together subject thinking and knowledge with educational thinking.

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Hearing yourself teach

This resource is a development of the familiar idea of a learning journal. It represents an invitation to use private writing as a medium for extending and reflecting upon teaching experience. Thus it focuses on the use of reflective dialogue to defamiliarise day-to-day experience, and consciously improve teaching practice. The resource consists of an introduction and an activity for individuals to undertake in their own time.

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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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Working with the Creative Writing subject benchmark statement

This resource is designed to introduce lecturers to the Creative Writing Benchmark Statement, and to help them gain a deeper understanding of how the Benchmark works and how it can be applied in practice. It invites individuals or a group to explore for themselves the significance and value of this kind of document. This resource consists of three parts. 1. An overview of the activity 2. Using the Creative Writing Benchmark: an Individual Activity 3. Using the Creative Writing Benchmark: a Group activity.

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What is the Professional Standards Framework?

A factsheet designed to introduce the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) and explain how it relates to the teaching resources developed for the professional development resources in the collection.

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Working with the English subject benchmark statement

This activity is designed to familiarise early career lecturers with the English Benchmark Statement, and the principles underlying such documents. It consists of three parts: 1. An overview of the activity; 2. An activity that can be done with a group (useful to leaders of accredited courses); 3. An activity that can be carried out by individual lecturers.

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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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Paradise Lost: The Tragedy of Adam and Eve?

Lecture handout including a reference list of useful passages

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Fragments of exam answers

Mock sentences from exam scripts, to invite discussion of what sorts of sentences belong in good exam answers.

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Four Mock Timed Essays on Milton

Mock timed essays designed to promote discussion of what makes a good exam answer.

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Four Early Reactions to The Maid's Tragedy

Seminar handout from a Level 6 module on Renaissance tragedy. A collection of early commentary on Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy.

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Jean Genet and Jacques Lacan

This self-guided exercise, aimed at Level 5 literature students, invites them to read Genet's The Balcony in terms of Lacan.

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Some rhetorical terms to look for examples of in Pinter's The Birthday Party

A self-guided exercise aimed at Level 5 Literature students.

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Juno and the Paycock and Irish History

A self-guided exercise for Level 5 students that situates Synge's play in terms of Irish history.

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Miller Activity: Key Words in Death of a Salesman?

A self-guided exercise for Level 5 literature students, introducing the research possibilities of concordances with particular reference to Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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Ibsen Activity: What can different translations tell us?

This self-guided exercise asks students to perform a close reading of three competing translations of an extract from Ibsen's The Doll's House.

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Bringing in other texts: Beckett's A Piece of Monologue

This is part of a suite of self-guided exercises developed for Level 5 undergraduates taking a module on World Drama 1880-1960. The resources were developed as part of a project on "Developing Independent Learning", funded by an English Subject Centre grant: a fuller description of the project is at http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/newsletters/newsissue8/hopkins.htm.

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Brecht activity: Brechtian Theatre and its Stanislavskian contrary

This is part of a suite of self-guided exercises developed for Level 5 undergraduates taking a module on World Drama 1880-1960. The resources were developed as part of a project on "Developing Independent Learning", funded by an English Subject Centre grant: a fuller description of the project is at http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/explore/publications/newsletters/newsissue8/hopkins.htm.

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Gladiator, Epic and Rome pics

Some pics of 'epic' Rome, and a few notes on the film Gladiator, with notes on its epic qualities. Usable with ideas of epic genre, literature through film. Pictures feature triumphal arches, the Collosseum, the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Pantheon, and Trajan's Markets (a two-story Roman 'shopping mall'!). My own photographs, taken in open access, public areas.

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Baroque Garden, the Belvedere Vienna

Some pictures of the Belvedere Garden in Vienna, with a quick reference 'factfile' in support of the images. The Belvedere is a free access, public space. I have not included images of the restricted parts of the garden or palace. The photographs are my own.

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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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Academic research course

This is a series of nine modules that form a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. The units have been written for Literature, Language and Linguistics students but could easily be modified to suit other contexts. Each learning unit contains at least one assessed exercise based on the content of that unit.

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Writing Style - Learning Unit 9

This is the ninth unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students are given an overview of some of the attributes of appropriate writing style within academic essays. An assignment for students is also included.

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Grammar & Punctuation - Learning Unit 8

This is the eighth unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students are introduced to the basics of grammar and punctuation. Several assignments follow the overview text.

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Essay structure - Learning Unit 7

This is the seventh unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students are helped to understand the basic structure of an essay, how to construct an introduction and conclusion and advanced use of paragraphing.

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Paragraph structure - Learning Unit 6

This is the sixth unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students are introduced to 'the paragraph', learning how to understand the basic structure, the importance of using them, how to write topic sentences etc.

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Referencing & Bibliographies - Learning Unit 5

This is the fifth unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students are sensitised to issues around plagiarism, learn how to use quotations in essays, how to reference primary & secondary sources and basic bibliographic skills.

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Web-based Research - Learning Unit 4

This is the fourth unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students learn how to discern the quality of websites for research purposes, the workings of online databases and how to use the internet as a reference tool.

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Language and Gender - Do women and men speak differently?

A .ppt presentation which investigates the difference in language use between men and women including exercises and references to both the UK and other countries. The presentation is aimed at level 3 undergraduate students.

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Creating Stories for Children 5

A word document including teachers notes from the module "Creating Stories for Children". Students are taught how to create characters and their nemesis. The materials are suitable for level 2 undergraduate students.

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Creating Stories for Children 4

A word document from the module "Creating Stories for Children". Students are taught how to plan their stories and create convincing plots. The materials are suitable for level 2 undergraduate students.

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Creating Stories for Children 3

A word document including teachers notes from the module "Creating Stories for Children". Students are taught how to generate ideas and critically analyse what type of stories publishers are looking for. The materials are suitable for level 2 undergraduate students.

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Creating Stories for Children 2

A word document from the module "Creating Stories for Children". Students are asked to categorise a number of children's stories and to differentiate between age groups.

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Creating Stories for Children 1

A word document including teachers notes from the module "Creating Stories for Children". Students are asked to define the various forms of children's stories and to differentiate between age groups. The teacher's notes provide numerous definitions and examples and the materials are suitable for level 2 undergraduate students.

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The Spanish Tragedy

A .ppt presentation examing the Spanish tragedy. The presentation details the various elements of the Spanish tragedy and incorporates questions for students to consider.

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The Bacchae

A.ppt presentation which examines the Greek tragedy including themes such as spiritual authority, revenge and reason, and power and control.

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Style as Choice

A .ppt presentation for a level 1 undergraduate course called Language in Literature: An Introduction to Stylistics. A number of student activities are also included.

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Library Resources - Learning Unit 3

This is the third unit of a series forming a VLE course for first-year students on 'Academic Research'. In this unit students are given several tasks to do in the library so as to familiarize themselves with both the catalogue and the physical layout.

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Essay Planning - Learning Unit 2

This is the second in a series of Learning units that make up an online course for first-year students on 'Academic research'. This unit contains a brief introduction (reading material), followed by an assignment. The focus is on writing drafts and structuring ideas.

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Introduction to Academic Research - Learning Unit 1

This learning unit is the first of nine in a first year module entitled 'Academic Research'. The unit is intended for delivery through a VLE and consists of a section containing 'Reading Material' about academic research (note-taking, browsing indexes,drawing up bibliographies etc) followed by two unit assignments: one for literature students and one for language and/or linguistics students.

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Has Political Correctness Really Gone Mad?

A .ppt presentation on the theme of political correctness including links to clips from YouTube and questions for students to consider. The presentation is suitable for students at undergraduate level 3.

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Learning Through Objective Question Activities

The set of resources in this collection comprise item banks for the creation of objective question learning activities. Each resource contains items from different Year 1 undergraduate modules, including a study skills unit. The file formats are compatible with Moodle and can be imported directly into the relevant application for deployment there. Items can be selected at will to make up different types of learning activities (e.g., summative assessment, guided study, progress orientation, seminar preparation, exam revision, etc.) according to individual needs. The team at Winchester continue to develop further item banks in a range of subject areas and would be interested in partnering with institutions who would like to participate.

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Characters and Emotion

Notes and activities which highlight frustration as being a key emotion for character development.

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Character Emotions Through Metaphor and other Figurative Language

A worksheet containing exmples and activities of character emotions through metaphor and other figurative language.

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Characters - Everything Depends on Them

A worksheet outlining the importance of characters to any story and an exercise for students to complete.

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Character Emotions Through Dialogue

A worksheet to help students describe emotions through dialogue, showing the reader rather than telling them how a character feels.

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Character Description Through an Object

A student tutorial/worksheet to help students develop characters through objects. It consists of a brief story describing the contents of a rucksack and ends with a task based on the story .

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Character and Narration

A .ppt presentation which explains how to develop a character including 3 tasks for students to undertake.

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Character Profile

A worksheet to help students develop characters and their back story. The worsheet consists of a number of questions and a timeline.

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Using images for character profiles

An exercise involving usingimages to create character profiles.

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If you are Stuck for Ideas Exercise

A worksheet to help students generate ideas for stories.

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Exercise to Gather Story Ideas

An exercise to gather story ideas based on brainstorming lists of associated words.

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Activities, Gathering Ideas and Structure

A .ppt presentation providing numerous tips on how to gather ideas and structure a story.

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Getting Started Spinning a Yarn

A .ppt presentation which explains how to spin a yarn or tell a story stressing the importance of narration, description and dialogue.

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36 Basic Situations

A student handout identifying the 36 dramatic situations. These situations were identified by the Italian dramatist Count Gozzi (1720-1806).

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Short Story Workshop Coursework 1

Short Story Workshop coursework 1. A short story and a commentary.

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7 Basic Plots

A student handout which outlines the 7 basic plots identified by Christopher Booker in 2005.

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Cinderella Plot Summary

Teacher's notes to explain the summary of the plot to Cinderella.

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Narrative

An introduction to narrative handout

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Plot Grid

A plot grid for Cinderella

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Plotting

Essential guidelines for writing a plot.

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Using EEBO for Shakespeare Studies

This worksheet shows students how to use EEBO to answer questions they might have about Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Time Shift: Rude Brittania

A worksheet to accompany the TV programme 13/02/06.

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Ali G

A .ppt focussing on Sacha Baron Cohen's characcter Ali G focussing on his use of language. This resource asks a number of questions about who Ali G is actually mocking and discusses allegations that the character is racist.

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Which side are you on?

Synopsis of the documentary and a student worksheet.

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A Kestrel for a Knave

A .ppt presentation descibing the context and setting of the book. The presentation covers a number of areas including the local dialect, the school system, society and housing and then goes on to summarise the narrative.

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Student Employability Profile

This document lists the abilities and competences typically developed by students of English and Creative Writing. It can be used to encourage students to reflect on what they have learnt during their degree, and how this can be commnunicated to employers.

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