"That's schoolified": curriculum, pedagogy and assessment shaping English poetry for black learners in Johannesburg

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Cooper
KEYWORDS: BLACK LEARNERS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, ENGLISH (LANGUAGE), JOHANNESBURG, POEMS
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11098

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Abstract

"poetry holds rich educational potential to connect with learners" everyday lives in meaningful ways and to engage them by transcending purely rational and cognitive forms of inquiry, delving into emotional domains through multi-modal methods of teaching and learning. This is particularly relevant in a society with traumatic circumstances and histories, like South Africa.