Teaching Secondary English as if the Planet Matters

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The true worth of a school subject is revealed in how far it can account for and respond to the major issues of the time. Teaching English as if the Planet Matters provides detailed and practical advice on how English teachers can develop approaches to curriculum and learning which help students understand the nature of the contemporary world.

The book looks at how English can be taught with a commitment to education for sustainable development drawing on ecocritical theory and classroom practice and offers inspiration for teaching English lessons with criticial environmental awareness. Each chapter aims to be thought provoking about both English teaching and environmental questions and:

• connects with the academic study of ecocriticism and key environmental issues.

• points to sources of further reading and information

• includes suggested teaching activities and reflections from teachers

The issue of the environment cuts across subject boundaries and requires an interdisciplinary response. English teachers are part of that response and they have a crucial role in helping children to respond to environmental issues and representations.

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'This is an important book for all concerned with the teaching and learning of English, exploring new and hugely significant areas in a scholarly, thought-provoking and eminently practical way.' - David Stevens, University of Durham
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Meet the Author

Sasha Matthewman is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol where she leads the PGCE English course.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Elements of the crisis Chapter 2. Ecocriticism: The literary critical response Chapter 3. The English curriculum and environmental thinking Chapter 4. Ecocritical poetry: A fresh approach to teaching nature poetry Chapter 5. Animals in the classroom: the potential of anthropomorphism Chapter 6. Writing the story of consumption and waste Chapter 7. Understanding environmental debate and discourses Chapter 8. Reading the City Chapter 9. Future visions: merging fact and fiction Chapter 10. Place-based writing: Venturing outside Chapter 11. New subject territory and ‘New’ Media

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