EMC CPD Online: Approaches to Teaching Animal Farm (Twilight 23.11.21)

Course content

Animal Farm, despite being a seemingly straightforward text, can often be difficult to get right in the classroom. This online short course will explore strategies that make sure that students experience it as a work of literature rather than as simply an allegory of Russian Communism. Drawing on materials developed for the EMC full text edition of Orwell’s seminal novella, you will go away with:

  • An understanding of how to teach Animal Farm as a literary text
  • Ideas about how to teach context
  • Strategies for teaching novels in general.

NB: This is a repeat course.

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only.

Resources

  • If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk, including the EMC full text edition of Animal Farm.
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutor: Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum is Director of the English and Media Centre. Prior to that he ran a PGCE course in secondary English, and previously he taught for 15 years in London schools, spending most of that time at Acland Burghley School in Camden. He holds a doctorate in education, is author of Creativity and Learning in Secondary English (Routledge) and writes regularly for NATE's Teaching English magazine. If asked to name the EMC publication he's most proud of having worked on, it would be a three-way contest between Iridescent AdolescentDiverse Shorts and Write On.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Friday 19th November, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

  • To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only. If you want to book another place on the course, return to the course page and go through the same process. You cannot update number of places booked from within your basket.
  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Monday 22nd November. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.

This course must be booked and paid for online. Payment by invoice is not available for this session. Please note: your fee is non-refundable.

Testimonials

- Engaging delivery - Insightful content - Opportunities to share and contribute - Excellent resources - Practical application

Amelia Biswas, Queensbridge School on Approaches to Teaching Animal Farm, February 2021

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