Why Teach Poetry? The Importance of Demanding Texts

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Weaven, Mary and Clark, Tom (2009) Why Teach Poetry? The Importance of Demanding Texts. English in Australia, 44 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 0155-2147

Abstract

This paper tackles a perennial conundrum for English teachers: ‘Why teach poetry?’ In particular our aim is to identify whether there is a connection between the study of poetry in the senior years of secondary school, and the development of students’ skills in communication. The focus here is on critical appraisal, responding to and writing about poetry rather than teaching students specifically to write poetry.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4679
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
Historical > SEO Classification > 9502 Communication
Keywords ResPubID17043, teaching poetry, senior secondary school years, development of students’ communication skills, critical appraisal, responding to poetry
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