Making Poetry Matter: International Research on Poetry Pedagogy

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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including:

- teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom

- digital poetry and multimodality

- resistance to poetry in Post-16 English.

The internationally recognised contributors draw on data collected through a variety of research methods, including case studies, to ensure that ...

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Overview

Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including:

- teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom

- digital poetry and multimodality

- resistance to poetry in Post-16 English.

The internationally recognised contributors draw on data collected through a variety of research methods, including case studies, to ensure that theory on poetry pedagogy is clearly linked to practice. They consider teaching and learning poetry in classrooms across the 5 - 19 age range from different perspectives, looking at reading; writing; speaking and listening and transformative poetry cultures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441101471
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 8/8/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Dymoke is Reader in Education and Secondary PGCE Course Leader in the School of Education at the University of Leicester, UK.

Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich, UK.

Anthony Wilson is Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter, UK, where he is Subject Leader for PCGE Primary English.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Publisher's Acknowledgements

List of Figures

List of Tables

About the Contributors

1. Introduction, Sue Dymoke (University of Leicester, UK), Andrew Lambirth (University of Greenwich, UK) and Anthony Wilson (University of Exeter, UK)

Part I: Reading Poetry

2. Exploring Teachers' Positions and Practices, Teresa Cremin (Open University, UK)

3. Primary Student Teachers' Attitudes Towards Poetry and Poetry Teaching, Fiona Collins (Roehampton University, UK) and Alison Kelly (Roehampton University, UK)

4. Exploring Resistance to Poetry in Advanced English Studies, Gary Snapper (Brunel University, UK, and Cheney School, Oxford, UK)

5. Commentary: Confidence and Resilience in Poetry Teaching, David Whitely (University of Cambridge, UK)

Part II: Writing Poetry

6. Students' Metalinguistic Understanding of Poetry Writing, Debra Myhill (University of Exeter, UK)

7. Teachers' Metaphors of Teaching Poetry Writing, Anthony Wilson (University of Exeter, UK)

8. Ecocritical Approaches to Writing Nature Poetry, Sasha Matthewman (University of Bristol, UK)

9. Responding to Children's Poetry, Andrew Lambirth (University of Greenwich, UK), Sarah Smith (University of Greenwich, UK) and Susanna Steele (University of Greenwich, UK)

10. Commentary: Writing Poetry, Teaching Poetry, Jane Spiro (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

Part III: Speaking Poetry and Listening to Poetry

11. Preadolescents Writing and Performing Poetry, Janine L. Certo (Michigan State University, USA)

12. Hearing the Voice of Poetry, Joy Alexander (Queen's University, Belfast, UK)

13: Heard Poetry and Oral Response, John Gordon (University of East Anglia, UK)

14. Commentary: Poetry as a Matter of Spokenness, Julie Blake (Poetry Archive, UK)

Part IV: Transformative Poetry Cultures

15. Developing Poetry Pedagogy for EAL Learners within Inclusive Intercultural Practices, Vicky Obied (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)

16. Teaching Poetry in New Zealand Secondary Schools at a Time of Curriculum Change, Sue Dymoke (University of Leicester, UK)

17. Digital Poetry, Power and Social Justice, Janette Hughes (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)

18. Commentary: Poetry, Culture and Identity, Andrey Rosowsky (University of Sheffield, UK)

19. Afterword, Myra Barrs (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, UK) with Morag Styles (University of Cambridge, UK)

Notes

Index

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