Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
Explore how composer choices & contextual influences have impacted on the language forms & features, ideas, values & attitudes in 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' & 'Metropolis'.
Target Audience
Stage 6 teachers who are either teaching this elective in 2015 or considering doing so in the future.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Explore how contextual influences and composer choices have impacted on the language forms and features, ideas, values and attitudes evident in ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ and ‘Metropolis’.The specific genre and language forms and features, ideas, values and attitudes evident in the prescribed texts will also be compared. Similar Dystopic content will be considered according to the module and elective requirements.

Audience

Stage 6 teachers who are either teaching this elective in 2015 or considering doing so in the future.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Full day workshop presentation


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
15/05/2017 Sth Western Sydney Places available $329 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Session 1-Comparative exploration of contextual influences on text

1 hour and 30 minutes

This will be delivered a via multi-media presentation and associated sections of the accompanying booklet. The focus of the opening session will be to clarify the notion of ‘intertextual perspectives’ offered by a pair of texts. The specifics of teaching Module A will be discussed. Overarching connections will be evaluated as well as how medium has impacted and helped shape meaning in each text.

Session 2-

2 hours

Texts will be explored both individually and comparatively in the light of elective rubric requirements. Meaning and how it has been shaped, will be a focus as well as the impact of composers’ attitudes, values and ideas. Key extracts will be examined from each text for comparative purposes using the booklet and media resources. Group activities and discussion will benefit from participants bringing their copies of both texts. The overall aim of this session will be to develop understanding of the values, significance and context of each text.

Session 3-Developing Student Interpretation and Writing Skills

1 hour and 40 minutes

The writing skills that students need to develop will be examined as well as the T& L strategies, approaches and resources that could be used. Student samples will be used to show how students can articulate their knowledge and understanding in sophisticated ways that address rubric requirements. Discussion and small group activities will consider how teachers could guide students learning how to articulate a personal response within a strong thesis framework.

What To Bring

Paper, prescribed text or texts, laptop and or USB for digital resource sharing.

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Rachel Deligiorgakis on 29/03/2016

A great breakdown of a complex unit. Facilitated helpful conversations with other teachers.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Leza Wheeler on 29/03/2016

Great resources and thorough examination of the two texts. Always go away with fantastic resources.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
29/03/2016

Fabulous resources. Insightful analysis and commentary. Adaptable to participants' point of need.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Jenni Dunston on 29/03/2016

Barbara is an excellent presenter – knowledgeable. With a real understanding of how students operate and what works in the classroom. She is able to make sense of an overwhelming subject. Very personable an engaging.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
29/03/2016

Lots of engaging material presented in a logical sequence.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
29/03/2016

Fabulous! Lots of practical advice and excellent resources.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
29/03/2016

Excellent resources. I feel thoroughly more confident with the module.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
29/03/2016

I’d like to see some B and 6 student exemplars (like a para sample). Overall, this was a fantastic seminar. Very helpful. Thank you.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
29/03/2016

Excellent resources. Clear and easy-to-follow presentation. I feel much more confident in delivering the module after attending this course.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Luke Buchanan on 29/03/2016

Very enthusiastically presented. An enormous amount of resources and information was provided/demonstrated. Very approachable and more importantly, very practical.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Emily Wynne on 09/11/2015

It was brilliant, practical, helpful and engaging.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Excellent and informative. Haven’t delivered this module however, I have the knowledge and confidence to be able to deliver in appropriate manner. Barbara was engaging and well versed. Loved the presentation and looking forward to future courses. Learned a lot and am walking away happy with what I’ve experienced.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Thank you. I love our uber fast pace and passion toward the texts. Excellent high standards and higher order thinking exhibited and expected for students.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Fantastic. Knowledgeable. Focused. Suitable time to set. Generous. Best presentation I’ve ever attended.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Video copy of the entire ppt would be great too with audio recordings we can download at the end. Resources you gave were brilliant!

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Great resources. Very helpful. However a copy of the entire ppt would be great.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Patricia Dura on 09/11/2015

Fantastic resources. Engaging delivery. Practical.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Great course – excellent resources. Would have been good to see a student essay sample.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
09/11/2015

Highly informative and in-depth presentation of content.

Module A-Intertextual Perspectives - 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' and 'Metropolis'
by Ruth Russell on 09/11/2015

Very helpful. Resources are fantastic.


About the team


Barbara Stanners

Creator

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.