ELL Seminar by Asst/P. Suzanne Choo: Literature and 21st century global issues: Strategies for Teaching

ELL Seminar by Asst/P. Suzanne Choo: Literature and 21st century global issues: Strategies for Teaching

Date
Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Global issues such as terrorism, climate change, immigration, modern-day slavery have become part of our everyday reality. Literary texts provide powerful entry points to developing global awareness and sensitizing students to real-world issues of injustice. This workshop will introduce various strategies that teachers can apply to designing lessons and unit plans for the 21st century literature classroom. The speaker will draw upon her research conducted in literature classrooms in schools in Australia, Singapore and the United States. She will also use examples of short stories from her latest edited anthology titled Cross-worlds: Short stories on global themes (published by Marshall Cavendish) which features ten internationally acclaimed writers from around the world such as Margaret Atwood, Ha Jin, Peter Carey, Nadine Gordimer, Wena Poon among others who have written compelling stories relevant in our globally interconnected age.

 

Seminar Details

Date and Time: 21st May 2015, Thursday, 3pm to 5pm

Venue: Nanyang Girls High School, Special Room (4th Level, Library), Linden Drive, S'pore 288683

Seminar Abstract