This course is for teachers who want to teach more poetry and gain more confidence and experience in reading and in helping their students read and unpack all kinds of poems from William Wordsworth’s Daffodils to Alfian Sa’at’s Void Deck.
Positing that initial confusion and curiosity in encountering a poem (even in a teacher!) is a good, pedagogically authentic thing, the course will focus on modelling the process of first encountering and then gradually but steadily opening up varied possible meanings and interpretations of a range of poems. The second half of the course will provide tips in piquing students’ interest in poetry, and therefore improving their skills as readers, by choosing potentially exciting, relevant poetry, often surprisingly resonant with local students’ lives and passions.
- Mastering Self
- Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
- Learning as a Team