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A Pedagogy of Poetry: Through the Poems of W. B. Yeats
     

A Pedagogy of Poetry: Through the Poems of W. B. Yeats

by John Gordon
 

Drawing together commentary, research and his own professional experience, John Gordon explores ways of thinking about poetry with students in mind. He posits the distinctiveness of thinking about teaching poetry rather than considering poetry in isolation as an object of study. The book supports readers in developing their own ethos and pedagogical judgement that

Overview

Drawing together commentary, research and his own professional experience, John Gordon explores ways of thinking about poetry with students in mind. He posits the distinctiveness of thinking about teaching poetry rather than considering poetry in isolation as an object of study. The book supports readers in developing their own ethos and pedagogical judgement that is flexible enough to respond to the requirements of particular students and particular texts.

The oeuvre of W.B.Yeats is put to use to address the many issues and learning puzzles that can arise when teaching poetry in the secondary phase of schooling (14+) and at undergraduate level. General principles are identified throughout so readers can consider and teach other poems with these ideas in mind.

A Pedagogy of Poetry synthesizes literary criticism and analysis, considerations of literary pedagogy, the empirical research base and the theoretical frameworks concerning responses to poetry. It sets literary study in the context of the psychology of learning while maintaining a focus on how reflection supports teachers’ choices and actions in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858564975
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Gordon works in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia. He has been the course director of an outstanding secondary phase English teacher education program for over ten years and has published widely. He has published articles about learning and poetry in international journals such as The Curriculum Journal, Changing English, English in Education and Classroom Discourse and a chapter in Poetry and Childhood published by Trentham.

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