IEL2088 - How to Read and Fruitfully “Unpack” Poems

  • 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.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Mastering Self
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Learning as a Team
    • Introduction: why any poetry potentially makes for unique valuable learning/ living experiences
    • How to read a poem, culminating with the reading and unpacking of a poem previously unknown to the trainer
    • Showing the math: modelling reading poetry for your students
    • Choosing a range of potentially awesome poems for exploration in the local classroom
    • Encouraging students to read poems sensitively, personally, suspiciously.
  • Secondary School Literature Teachers

  • N.A.

  • Date : 15 November 2017
    Time : 9.30am to 5.30pm
    Venue : National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, S (637616),
      TR307 (Blk 3, Level 1)

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • $75.90 for MOE participants and $562.75 for non-MOE participants (inclusive of GST and $1 copyright fee).

  • 11 October 2017
    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS
    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque
    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to:
    Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
    National Institute of Education 1 Nanyang Walk, S (637616)
    Attn: Ms Nur Shafiqah

    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.

    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.