Monday, October 31, 2011

Teacher Education

Question: What is an authentic English classroom?

Answer: The author defines an authentic English language arts classroom as “…work that is, in some way, meaningful beyond the context of school.”

Then she asks her methods course students the following questions about their lesson plans: What is the point of this activity? What are the students’ purposes for undertaking this activity?

Comment: Good questions for any activity used in an English class. RayS.

Title: “In Search of the Authentic English Classroom: Facing the Schoolishness of School.” Anne Elrod Whitney. English Education (October 2011), 51-62.

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