Auden – Advanced Module C

Glen Pearsall
Engaging & Effective Classroom Practice
This workshop provides the strategies and materials required for successfully teaching Auden’ poetry and exploring its representations of people and politics.
Target Audience
Ideal for both English teachers who are new to teaching Auden’s work and those just looking for some fresh approaches to an old favorite.
29 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop provides the strategies and materials required for successfully teaching Auden’ poetry and exploring its representations of people and politics.

Audience

Ideal for both English teachers who are new to teaching Auden’s work and those just looking for some fresh approaches to an old favorite.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Session One: Exploring Auden's Work

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session explores strategies for introducing and investigating Auden’s poetry with a particular emphasis on helping students a deep engagement with his sophisticated work through close reading. Participants will discover rigorous and engaging ways to explore the key elements of his work: the use poetic form, allusion, his debt to Yeats and his characteristic preoccupations with the personal and the political. They will be provided with lots of useful classroom resources for meeting this goal.

Session Two: People & Politics in Auden's Work

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session discusses practical techniques for helping students explore and evaluate the subtle ways in which Auden’s poetry represents political perspective, personal values and both individuals and communities relationship to power. A feature of this session will be the extensive range of practical activities it models for exploring these ideas in the everyday English classroom. These include split page dialogues, hidden thoughts exercises, views and values games and a host of other classroom road tested activities.

Session Three: Responding to Auden

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session explores strategies for ensuring that student are to not only develop sophisticated insights about Auden’s work but that they can convey these ideas in fluent and sophisticated pieces of writing. Using model essays we explore how teachers can help students find their voice, hone their expression and address gaps in their essay technique. Featuring techniques from my book, The Literature Toolbox, this session will offer teachers an array of techniques for 'getting it in writing.'

Session Three: Responding to Auden

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session explores strategies for ensuring that student are to not only develop sophisticated insights about Auden’s work but that they can convey these ideas in fluent and sophisticated pieces of writing. Using model essays we explore how teachers can help students find their voice, hone their expression and address gaps in their essay technique. Featuring techniques from my book, The Literature Toolbox, this session will offer teachers an array of techniques for 'getting it in writing.'

User Rating

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Latest Reviews

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Auden – Advanced Module C
04/01/2016

Amazing.

Auden – Advanced Module C
04/01/2016

Really good showcase of different teaching strategies but would have liked more focus on the poems.

Auden – Advanced Module C
by Alain Lavrut on 04/01/2016

Very informative. Glen was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Fantastic strategies for teaching.

Auden – Advanced Module C
04/01/2016

Really useful, practical strategies.

Auden – Advanced Module C
by mona kanaan on 04/01/2016

A great pace and attention to detail. Great strategies and ideas to help the teacher and student lessons.

Auden – Advanced Module C
by Dorian Pelka on 04/01/2016

Great courage! Hands on. Useful strategies. Good pace! Glen knows Auden very well and provides accurate and insightful knowledge. Also uses real life teaching situations to explain points.

Auden – Advanced Module C
by Irene Lambrinos on 04/01/2016

Insightful – expert on both Auden and how students learn. A teacher’s perspective on how best to use Auden in the context of Module C.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Well-structured and well-presented. Inspiring. Thank you.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

An engaging and stimulating presentation that was a good mix of teaching strategies and poetic analysis.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

We tried to cover a lot. I felt a bit rushed. Split the course over two days? Good strategies to try.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Thank you!

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Pedagogical approaches are practical and worthwhile. Presenter is knowledgeable. Resources are clearly presented and accessible.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Glen is knowledgeable and engaging.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Very helpful and well presented. Engaging activities that addressed successful ways into teaching the difficult topic of Auden.

Auden – Advanced Module C
by Nathalie Bodley on 05/06/2015

Excellent strategies, engaging and relevant.

Auden – Advanced Module C
by judith pattison on 05/06/2015

Good synthesis between literary content and classroom methodology.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Lots of practical strategies linked specifically to the texts/module.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Enjoyed Glen’s style and particularly ways to approach the delivery of this module to students.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Entertaining, good ideas on teaching Auden’s poems. Gave us new approaches.

Auden – Advanced Module C
05/06/2015

Excellent in not just offering analysis of the given poems, but also on strategies that can be used to engage students and enhance their learning.


About the team


Glen Pearsall

Creator

Glen Pearsall was a Leading Teacher at Eltham High School and a Board member of the Curriculum Assessment Authority. Glen is the co-author of Literature for Life and Work Right and the author of Classroom Dynamics and the best-selling And Gladly Teach.

He works throughout Australia as an educational consultant, specialising in classroom management, engagement and workload reduction strategies for teachers.

He has a particular interest in the work of graduate and pre-service teachers and has worked as a seminar leader and research fellow at the Centre for Youth Research. Glen’s ebook The Top Ten Strategic Questions for Teachers has just been translated into Khmer for Cambodian teachers.

His latest book The Literature Toolbox features over fifty strategies for exploring text.