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.
Stage 6 teachers who are either teaching this elective in 2015 or considering doing so in the future.
Full day workshop presentation
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
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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.
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.
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.
Paper, prescribed text or texts, laptop and or USB for digital resource sharing.
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A great breakdown of a complex unit. Facilitated helpful conversations with other teachers.
Great resources and thorough examination of the two texts. Always go away with fantastic resources.
Fabulous resources. Insightful analysis and commentary. Adaptable to participants' point of need.
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.
Lots of engaging material presented in a logical sequence.
Fabulous! Lots of practical advice and excellent resources.
Excellent resources. I feel thoroughly more confident with the module.
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.
Excellent resources. Clear and easy-to-follow presentation. I feel much more confident in delivering the module after attending this course.
Very enthusiastically presented. An enormous amount of resources and information was provided/demonstrated. Very approachable and more importantly, very practical.
It was brilliant, practical, helpful and engaging.
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.
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.
Fantastic. Knowledgeable. Focused. Suitable time to set. Generous. Best presentation I’ve ever attended.
Video copy of the entire ppt would be great too with audio recordings we can download at the end. Resources you gave were brilliant!
Great resources. Very helpful. However a copy of the entire ppt would be great.
Fantastic resources. Engaging delivery. Practical.
Great course – excellent resources. Would have been good to see a student essay sample.
Highly informative and in-depth presentation of content.
Very helpful. Resources are fantastic.
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.