Detailed analysis of Wilfred Owen’s poetry. Evaluation of how the structure, content and language features of his poetry communicate meaning and shape audience interpretation and response. Close study of several poems which are set for study as well as methods for developing student response skills.
Secondary English teachers who are currently teaching the course elective or those who are considering doing so in the future.
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
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1 hour and 30 minutes
Evaluation of the impact of personal experience during W.W.I. on the poetic style, content, structure and language of Owen’s poetry. Focus on purpose and recurring themes will be made to clarify awareness of the power of the poet’s voice.
Several poems from those set for study will be closely evaluated. This will include detailed annotation as well as clarification of key themes,language use and poetic forms and techniques that have been used.
1 hour and 30 minutes
Various methods for developing student writing skills will be evaluated. These include the use of past HSC questions, student exemplars, essay scaffolds and guidelines. Strategies for improving thesis construction and the devleopment of an authentic student voice will be discussed. Discussion of useful resources and teaching strategies will finish of the workshop.
Participants are advised to bring laptops and USB for note-taking and resource sharing. Copies of the text should also be brought along with multiple copies of effective resources for teaching this elective.
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Extremely well structured and knowledgeable presentation. Great resources. Thank you! Your enthusiasm is motivating!
Excellent resources. Some slides could have less text – often difficult to read and take notes from. Other slides were well formatted. As usual, an informative and insightful presentation.
Excellent overview of content and strategies needed to extend students at the highest levels of the course.
Well structured and delivered.
Wonderful. Informative! I’ve learned a lot.
Focus on module itself and the text as a suite of poems was helpful. Great resources and goodie bag. Presentation allowed me to realise that students need to be active with the material they are presented, rather than focus on annotation only.
Informative and well paced – invaluable resources!
Great resources and engaging presentation. Various ways to approach texts and good links to HSC responses.
Not only was there a discussion and analysis of the poems, what I really valued was how it was all linked back to what the students are expected to do for the MSC. The resources were also amazing. It was excellent because I am walking out with lesson, ideas for how I will actually deliver the content.
All aspects of module covered. Resources were very useful for 1st time teaching subject. Lots of classroom strategies.
Lots of resources. Good classroom strategies. However, need more differentiated suggestions.
Barbara has thorough knowledge of content. Barbara has moved through the presentation in a lively and interesting way.
New way of looking at poems conceptually after not teaching this for over a decade – which is great. Interesting course. Typically thorough as we’ve come to expect from Barbara.
Excellent resources and presentation.
Excellent resources, generous as always. Encourages excellent discussion and collaboration. Knowledgeable and engaging.
Pragmatic and thorough. Insightful on pedagogy and HSC programming and teaching strategies. Interactive and inspiring.
Always clear, succinct, informative with valuable resources.
Presentation was extremely informative. Large amount of resources and the sharing was nice. One of the best courses overall.
Great resources and content delivered. It was informative and shows usefulness for teaching and learning activities. Love the goodie bags.
Really great resources and strategies for effectively teaching the close study. Sets a high standard for students.
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.