Developing University English Teaching

Developing University English Teaching

By: Colin Evans (editor)Hardback

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This text is about an attempt to understand and influence the way the subject "English" is conceived and taught at University level, describing the results of the DUET project. This was based on an interdisciplinary workshop design which combined literary theory and group relations. Aspects covered include: application of group relations thinking (the Tavistock "Leicester" model) to English teaching; the study group as text; power and authority in teaching; feminism; experience and the unconscious; boredom in education; practising writing; and practical group exercises.


Introduction - English, humanities, teaching and the university - an interdisciplinary development project, Colin Evans; "forms of life" - how the DUET project began, John Broadbent; the group event in DUET conferences, Nano McCaughan; the text and the group, Ben Knights; power and authority in staff-student relations, Colin Evans; feminism and the DUET project - opening out the gendered subject, Jane Aaron; experience and the unconscious - the humane and the inhumane in literature and criticism, David Punter; an end to boredom in education?, Jon Cook; "wisdom is a butterfly" - practising the study of writing, Barry Palmer; this is what we did - workshop practice, Sue Habeshaw.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773490178
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780773490178
  • ISBN10: 0773490175

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