Teaching and Learning English Literature

Chambers, Ellie and Gregory, Marshall (2006). Teaching and Learning English Literature. Teaching and Learning the Humanities in Higher Education. London, UK: Sage Publications Ltd.

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This is the third in the series Teaching and Learning the Humanities in Higher Education. The book is for beginning and experienced teachers of literature in higher education. The authors present 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 or teacher evaluation and improvement. Particular attention is paid to different teaching methods, from the traditional classroom to newer collaborative work, distance education and uses of electronic technologies. All this is set in the context of present-day circumstances and agendas to help academics and those in training become more informed and better teachers of their subject.

The book includes:
- how literature as a discipline is currently understood and constituted
- what it means to study and learn the subject
- what 'good teaching' is, with fewer resources for teaching, larger student numbers, an emphasis on 'user-pay' principles and vocationalism.

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