Presentation on theme: "Using the Road Map in English to re-energise our thinking about stretch and challenge."— Presentation transcript:
Using the Road Map in English to re-energise our thinking about stretch and challenge
A) No matter how much effort I put in I feel I am really struggling to keep up B) Even though it is hard work, I feel I am coping well with the course so far C) I feel I am coping well with the course so far and would welcome the chance to stretch myself further How is it going? Name: Which statement best describes how you are feeling about English Language? Suggestions for independent reading around the topic More practice of exam style questions An opportunity to discuss language issues in more depth Being introduced to other aspects of language study that will broaden my general understanding and appreciation of the subject Other (please specify) If you ticked C, what sort of stretch and challenge would you value most?
Departmental Developments Increased Access Enhanced use of Moodle to offer access to radio/TV clips and articles Book trolleys (making wider reading texts easily available) Literature Blog Increased Access - planned actions Create some additional critical analysis resources on taught texts, for literature students Make links to the LRC catalogue more visible Trial ‘push’ activities Trial of class vs. class competition (Hannah Mantle’s session) Trial ‘pull’ activities Trial of a reading group (Lit) to be continued Selective focus 4 -6 weekly sessions to prepare Oxbridge candidates for entrance papers Selective focus – planned actions Weekly lunchtimes sessions targeted specifically at students who plan to apply to do an Eng Lit degree