Module C 'Brave New World'

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
Huxley’s satiric representation of political perspectives, ideas, events and situations will be examined as well as ways to develop analytical writing skills.
Target Audience
New and experienced Senior English Teachers

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Huxley’s satirical representation of conflicting political issues, perspectives and motivations will be examined. His acclaimed use of textual form and language to highlight contextual concerns about politics, technology and consumerism will be discussed as well as using appropriate related texts for the ‘Representing People and Politics’ elective.


New and experienced Senior English Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Enables professional collaboration and resource sharing within an intensive SD format.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


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


Session 1 -Conceptualising Module Rubric via 'Brave New World'

1 hour and 30 minutes

The detailed workshop booklet will be used during the opening session to clarify Module, elective rubric requirements. The media presentation will also trigger discussion about what ‘representation’ signifies and how it relates to Huxley’s satiric use of the dystopic textual form.

Session 2 - Detailed analysis of the novel's representational style

2 hours

Huxley’s representation of prevailing contextual issues and concerns will be considered, using the booklet and presentation. Key extracts from the novel will be used in group work activities linked to the elective focus. Various T&L strategies for developing textual knowledge and writing skills will also be discussed in this and subsequent session.

Session 3- Developing Writing Skills and Appropriate Related Texts

1 hour and 30 minutes

Methods for developing writing skills and incorporating appropriately chosen related texts will be examined. Past HSC questions, feedback from the Marking Centre will be used to trigger discussion about best practice for improving analytical response and writing skills for this Module elective.

What To Bring

• Writing Paper
• Laptop or a new USB for digital resource sharing

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About the team

Barbara Stanners


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.