Syllabus changes have brought challenges and we have lost some well-loved texts but new texts such as Eileen Chong's poetry are exciting new options on the list.
Once the dust settles, and all the hard work in choosing texts has been done, the benefits within the NEW Syllabus will be more apparent.
TTA workshops will no longer be running face to face workshops. I am working towards offering my own face-to-face workshops as well as podcasts and online presentations later in the year.
At present however, my focus is on finishing off the first four textbooks for the new syllabus. I have decided to single single text detailed booklets rather than compiled versions. For 'Human Experiences', each 'Textual Study' will be approximately 65 A4 pages long. The aim is to provide teachers with real analytical depth.
The first four include the following, largely because NESA have given some sample guidelines for how to approach them.
- 'Kenneth Slessor's poetry
- 'Billy Elliot'
- 'The Crucible'
The following textual studies will be
- 'I am Malala'
- 'Rainbow's End'
Get back to me with your text choices for the Common Module as well as your Advanced and Standard Modules. That will help me choose which texts to focus on.
Looking forward to you getting in touch with what texts suit the programs you have decided on.
Also get in touch if you are interested in
organising Student or Staff workshops.