£22.15 – £27.54

Shakespeare Study Day for A Level Teachers

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Senate House

University of London

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WC1E

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Keep checking back for a detailed programme and a list of all the resources that will be provided for the attendees to take away!


This conference will offer new and refreshing ways of teaching Shakespeare at A-Level and is intended to facilitate discussion among experienced teachers as well as offering valuable resources for teachers beginning their sixth-form teaching. Discussions will be led by Pamela Bickley and Jenny Stevens, co-authors of Essential Shakespeare: The Arden Guide to Text and Interpretation and Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Text and Performance, and Sean McEvoy, author of Shakespeare: The Basics, Tragedy: The Basics, Hamlet: A Sourcebook. All three have considerable experience of teaching and publishing on Shakespeare.

Explore creative approaches to Shakespeare
Refresh your Shakespeare teaching
Develop effective teaching strategies for A-Level Shakespeare
Discover inspiring ways to meet the Shakespeare assessment criteria
Discuss the most popular A-Level texts, including King Lear, Hamlet, and Othello
Suitable for all teachers at any stage of their career
Appropriate to all five English Literature exam board specification

Programme

10:00 Registration

10:30 Shakespeare and Genre

Sean McEvoy and Pamela Bickley will discuss the distinctive characteristics of Shakespearean tragedy and comedy, drawing on a range of key plays. There will be opportunity for questions and participatory discussion.

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Using adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare as a way into exploring interpretation

Focusing on the most popular A-level Shakespeare plays, including the genres of comedy, romance and tragedy, Jenny Stevens will present adaptation examples from a wide range of media, offering some practical strategies for involving students with ‘different interpretations’ of the plays (AO5). An overview of the topic will be followed by breakout sessions covering King Lear, Othello and Hamlet.

13:00 Lunch

A sandwich lunch with soft drinks will be provided.

14:00

Practical ways of approaching close reading: using drama in the classroom

Sean McEvoy will show how a discursive rehearsal of a scene can be an highly effective way of encouraging productive close reading of the text in terms of both drama and poetry. His example will be the opening lines of Antony and Cleopatra.

Getting through the text

Jenny Stevens will tackle the issue of how we ‘get through’ a Shakespeare text in the classroom, considering in particular the value of students reading aloud, and suggesting practical ways in which this approach can be developed to meet assessment demands.

15:00 Plenary discussion

15:30 Close

Booking

We are pleased to offer a discounted rate for teachers from maintained schools. This ticket type includes a FREE one-year membership of the English Association for you or your school: you'll receive three issues of The Use of English, the longest-standing of journals for English teachers in schools and colleges, plus three issues of the Association Newsletter (worth up to £67!). We'll contact you when we receive your booking with the full details of this offer.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited

Cost: £25 (£20 for teachers from maintained schools)


Practicalities

Senate House, University of London is easily accessed from major stations.

Registration from 10am for a 10.30 start; Conference to close at 3.30

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