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Integrating English 2017

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Integrating English 2017 Conference

Friday 3rd November, Aston University

This conference is suitable for secondary teachers teaching English at any key stage, and particularly suitable for those wishing to develop integrated language and literature work in the classroom. The day will include talks and workshops from leading international academics on research in language and literature that can be translated into classroom practice and will provide plenty of opportunities for reflection and collaboration. The conference is free to attend but places are limited.

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from 9.30am Arrival, registration, coffee

9.50-10.05am Introduction to the Day

Dr Billy Clark, Dr Marcello Giovanelli, Dr Andrea Macrae

10.05- 10.55am Dialect in Film, Literature and Performance

Professor Urszula Clark

This workshop considers ways in which representation of dialect plays an important role in setting the scene, establishing character, showing relationships between characters and highlighting thematic concerns, as well as implications of such use beyond the text in terms of perpetuating or challenging stereotypes of different kinds of speakers.

10.55-11.10am Coffee

11.10-12.00pm Doing discourse analysis online

Dr Stephen Pihlaja

In this talk, I'll outline ways in which students can undertake discourse analysis using online data, using my own work on YouTube and Facebook as an example. I'll explain what we mean by 'discourse analysis' and show how students can be taught to collect and analyse data from online sources.

12.00-12.50pm Re-reading in the classroom

Dr Chloe Harrison

A schema is a package of information about certain things, events and situations. In reading, knowledge schemas are activated in order to help us make sense of the text. This workshop investigates how schemas work in texts with a ‘twist’ in particular, and examines the importance of re-reading in text analysis.

12.50-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-2.20pm Integrating English: A Secondary Teacher’s Perspective

Cathy Eldridge

This session offers a secondary teacher’s perspective on developing meaningful links between ‘language’ and ‘literature’ work in the classroom. It will include practical suggestions for planning classroom activities that promote an integrated approach to English.

2.20-3.50pmTeaching Language and Literature with the CLiC Web App

Professor Michaela Mahlberg, Viola Wiegand

This workshop introduces corpus stylistic techniques that can create exciting and enabling links between language and literature teaching. The session focuses on practical activities using the CLiC web app (http://clic.bham.ac.uk/). We will provide take-away exercises that are particularly useful for A-level English Language and Literature teachers.

3.50-4.00pm Coffee

4.00-4.50pm Resource Development Session

Dr Billy Clark, Dr Marcello Giovanelli, Dr Andrea Macrae

This session is designed to allow colleagues the opportunity to share ideas and plan activities using content from the day’s previous workshops. It will provide time for reflection, discussion and collaboration.

4.50-5.00 Final Discussion and Close

This event is kindly sponsored by the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA)


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