This course involves the clarification of core content and skills needed to develop contextual and conceptual understanding for the Romanticism, Extension 1 elective. Key ideals, values and ways of thinking will be examined through an evaluation of ‘Frankenstein’ and the poetry of Coleridge and Wordsworth. Suitable related Romanticist texts will also be discussed. One session will focus in particular on how to develop student examination skills for both the critical and creative sections of the Extension 1 paper.
All secondary English teachers
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
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No duration specified
8.45am – 9.30am
Does not contribute towards PD hours (BOSTES)
9.30am – 9.40am
1 hour and 5 minutes
9:40 – 10:45
This will involve clarifying key understandings and knowledge of what is signified by the term Romanticism. This requires the significance of the movement being understood and an appreciation for what preceded and followed the Romanticist era in terms of historical, social and economic context. To meet the demands of the Extension syllabus for this elective, teachers must be confident in communicating the paradigm shift in thinking and outlook across the arts, including the prescribed texts.
11.00am- 1.00 pm
Clarification that Romanticism is NOT a genre or style but a movement will be achieved by working through recurring beliefs, ideals and concerns. What constitutes Romanticism must be clearly understood before the prescribed texts can be fully appreciated. ‘Frankenstein’ as well as selected poems by Coleridge and Wordsworth will be evaluated. Discussion will include evaluating the core knowledge and understanding required by students in responding to Romanticist texts. Group activity will enable collegial discussion and textual engagement.
No duration specified
Please note that in NSW the hour for lunch does not count towards the total PD hours for this course with BOSTES.
1 hour and 20 minutes
Varied teaching and learning strategies for developing student analytical and creative writing skills will be examined. Suitable related texts will also be discussed along with an evaluation of their representation of Romanticist ideas and elements.
Including summation, distribution of certificates and collection of feedback sheets
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Excellent great conversation resources. Really promoted a focus conceptually and explored how to direct student ways of thinking on the module.
Great structure, informative, with plenty of time for discussion & contribution. Good lessons ideas & resources.
Stimulated ideas and facilitated quality discussion. Perhaps a bit more time for discussion & sharing ideas.
Informative and very helpful. Re-vitalized our teaching, and great retooling & reinforcement. Barbara’s enthusiasm and professionalism is highly valued. One of the best courses I have ever attended.
Informative dense content. I came away feeling refreshed and gave me ideas to reflect on to refine my teaching.
Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter. Content was highly relevant and useful.
This was fantastic. It clarified everything for me. Gave me ideas. Gave me confidence. Barbara you are wonderful. Thank you
Very helpful & directly relevant to teaching. Ext. 1
Excellent overview of key elements of the course. Very informative 3 some excellent ideas presented and resources shared.
Good consolidation of knowledge Excellent strategies for implementation.
Extremely useful. Easy to understand the knowledge and how to teach Romanticism. I have walked away feeling confident of the content.
I appreciated Barbara’s relatable style and the way she related information and activities to practical classroom experiences. Such a valuable day. Thank you.
Knowledgeable. Interesting. Generous in the sharing of resources.
Would have liked more structure to the course and the activities shown as handouts. Handouts are inconsistent in that some more important sheets are not handed out. But I do appreciate that Barbara is the most generous presenter I have ever seen. This was my third time at one of these with Barbara.
Excellent content with a knowledgeable and interesting presenter.
Good range of information of the course.
Generous with resources. Extremely helpful.
Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.