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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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ACORN : The J. of Perioperative Nursing in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
Adelaide Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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AlterNative: An Intl. J. of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.672, h-index: 51)
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Australian Bulletin of Labour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Intl. Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Australian J. of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.106, h-index: 3)
Australian J. of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.159, h-index: 7)
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Australian J. of Cancer Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
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Chiropractic J. of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, h-index: 3)
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Connect     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Early Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Education in Rural Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Gay and Lesbian Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gender Impact Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
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  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Helping the struggling reader: The literature's
           message on effective interventions at the secondary level
    • Abstract: Townsend, Steven
      A program to address the needs of students with low literacy was introduced into a Melbourne, western suburbs school in 2007. The school had identified that almost 25 per cent of students arriving in year 7 were 2-3 years below the required reading level and if overall results were to improve, literacy levels needed to rise. This program was reviewed in detail, in 2012, as part of a Masters of Literacy Degree at Melbourne University. The dissertation below is a summary of the findings from the literature review. The literature review itself is not included but it involved extensive readings from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The reference list included is the complete set of articles consulted for the review with only a few being mentioned in the findings below.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Habit is a great deadener
    • Abstract: Mason, Mary
      Many years ago when I first started teaching, a university professor came to the school and said to our year 12 that the most important thing they had to understand was not what their teachers knew but by the end of year 12, how their teachers thought, so that they could think and behave like scientists or mathematicians or historians or, I would argue, literary critics when they explored new subject contexts. James Gee in his text Situated Language and Learning writes.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Lessons learnt from 'Voiceworks'
    • Abstract: Jakob, Johannes
      Voiceworks is a quarterly literary journal featuring work from writers under twenty-five, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics and visual art. Published by Express Media, an organisation for young writers, the journal is produced by an editor and a volunteer editorial committee who are also under twenty-five. We've produced over ninety issues since it was first launched in the eighties and in that time we've learnt a lot of lessons about how best to engage with young writers, including high school students. While Express Media does not have the practical classroom expertise of teachers, our experience with young writers has led us to believe that creative writing in schools can enhance students' performance in English and Literature and can foster the development of empathy and social inclusion.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - What does Scarlett Johanssen have to say about global
           inequalities?
    • Abstract: Settecasse, Sharon
      My experience at the VATE State Conference was incredibly positive and interesting. Teachers wondered what I was doing there...My name is Sharon Settecasse, I am the education co-ordinator at Oxfam Australia, an international aid and development organisation. And yes, what was I doing at the VATE annual conference? Fundraising? No. Campaigning with a placard? No. Promoting goats and chickens? No. Below you will get a taste of the workshop I facilitated. It is one of six activities for years 7-9 which accompanies five other activities in the years 9-10 program. Delegates also may have come to our display table which showcased a range of engagement tools and texts for the classroom, all of which can be explored.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Graduates and pre-service teachers: Survival in the
           early years
    • Abstract: Harding, Leonie
      Every teacher is fully aware of the demanding nature of the craft: we regularly bemoan the exhaustion that accompanies correction, planning, management of parents and endless meetings.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Peaceable kingdom
    • Abstract: Pascoe, Bruce
      Just sixteen years of exposure to Christianity and my intellectual curiosity was snuffed. I realised this last week when I arrived for work in a strange capital and stranger accommodation. I was unsurprised by the weird d cor, but too tired to talk to the people I was supposed to meet and too awake to sleep. So I read the walls.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - What is assessment?
    • Abstract: Trigg, Victoria
      This article is based upon a presentation made to the Australian Voices VATE State Conference. The focus of my presentation was to stimulate discussion through prompt questions arising from the information provided.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Unravelling the puzzle of poetry
    • Abstract: McLean, David
      My approach to poetry is practical. Rather than analysing, I prefer to have my students write their own poetry and explore how poems can emerge and evolve out of the sights, sounds and impressions they encounter on a daily basis.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Get your students learning - a rationale and some
           strategies
    • Abstract: Sherman, Sue
      Recently I read a book called Change Forces: The Sequel by Michael Fullan, which discussed the 'moral purpose of teaching'. I suspect that, as teachers, we all have an idea of what our moral purpose might be and some awareness of how it is embedded in our practice. Fullan's definition of moral purpose crystallised some of my thoughts: he identifies it as 'providing access to knowledge'; and 'building an effective teacher-student connection'. The implications of Fullan's 'moral commitments to inquiry, knowledge, competence and caring' are that 'teachers [and schools] must be purposefully engaged in the renewal process'. With these principles as a clearly defined starting point, I began to reflect on how to engage and connect more effectively with each of the students in my classes. This was no easy task as, having recently retired from full-time teaching, I was doing replacement teaching at an independent school, teaching year levels I hadn't taught for 20 years. Thus, the need to engage and connect was survival strategy as well as moral imperative.

      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Curricula?: Ephemera - reflections on the Australian
           curriculum from working party to conference
    • Abstract: McKnight, Lucinda
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 49 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: May, Jan
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:24:24 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Vate Michael Clyne prIze 2012: Runner-up: Anusha
           Jayasekera, Girton Grammar School
    • PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Vate Michael Clyne prize 2012: Winner: Luke Pringipas,
           Strathmore Secondary College
    • PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Vate Michael Clyne prize for VCE English language 2012
    • PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - SeeMe project
    • Abstract: Jury, Sarah
      'SeeMe - the media, my world and me', a peer facilitated web based resource that builds media literacy skills, promotes positive body image and challenges gender stereotypes.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - English eBookboxes: Using the ultranet in the English
           classroom
    • Abstract: Box, Sean; Marshall, Susan
      The Ultranet is the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's online learning system, which provides a state-wide, secure site that students, parents and teachers can access via the internet.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - IPad or iPhone activity
    • Abstract: Fitzsimons, Jill
      This task is designed to develop students' knowledge of the social and historical context of Charles Dickens', A Christmas Carol. It's ideal for auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learners and is just the thing for that special class after lunch.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Getting students to chatter in English: Using the
           backchannel
    • Abstract: Robinson-Lay, Louise
      While teaching a year 11 class The Crucible last year I was concerned about the fact that the classroom dialogue lacked depth so after some research I decided to try to improve this by running a backchannel. I had the same old students, always readily answering questions and being exceptionally good at playing 'guess the teacher's mind'. This was not what I wanted for them so as I was the eLearning co-ordinator at the time, I decided to use technology to assist me in improving the type of classroom dialogue we were having. I thought that introducing something like micro-blogging might be a better option. The great thing about it is that you get instant feedback on the level of understanding in the class. The problem was; how to do this and which platform to use? I did not want them on Twitter without training, and only wanted it to be one lesson, not a whole series. My research led me to Today'sMeet , a backchannel for use in the classroom (or elsewhere) where users can create a channel for a limited time and then it is deleted. I decided that two weeks would be long enough for the page to remain open. This would allow students time to revise the discussion before they had to write the outcome. I read the testimonials and some of my Twitter followers had used it in class and it seemed like the best choice. Some of the research I did is included below.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - How do I stop the students from mucking around on
           their laptops in Class when they should be writing their essays?
    • Abstract: Dunsby, Kirsten
      There are some advantages (not many, but some) in having a brother a decade younger than your self. Personally, I border on the trail end of being classified as Generation X (though I am too young to understand the eighties - it just seemed freaky to me with all that hair), but I am a little too old to be part of the Gen Ys. Thus, I get that computers are useful, particularly for word documents and e-mails, but don't really understand how to use them effectively - yet. My brother, however, couldn't live without his laptop and NTEC (too cool for an iPhone) for less than a day without having some kind of horrid technology withdrawal headache.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Shaping new pedagogies
    • Abstract: Baker, Joanna
      In my short time teaching in Victoria, I've been struck by the sheer volume of professional learning opportunities related to the brave new digital world. Certainly, for many of us, the use of computers in the classroom is no longer optional. Yet, one concern seems to persist among teachers, a concern which is almost invariably raised in any discussion about technology integration: that the technology has begun to 'drive' the pedagogy, rather than the other way around.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Blogging
    • Abstract: Cook, Lauren
      We all have that special teacher friend that we talk shop with. That one person who takes you beyond moan-bonding in the staffroom about what the boys in 8C did last period, but a friend who actually gets you talking about teaching and learning.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Video games as text in the English classroom
    • Abstract: McDonald, Matthew
      This submission was completed as part of Matthew's Master of Teaching program at the University of Melbourne in 2011. Matthew is now a graduate English teacher working at St Leonard's College.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Together alone: Computer games as curriculum
    • Abstract: Elliot, David
      With the world's attention being increasingly pulled towards the lure of digital platforms and the Internet, and the promise and potential of our new technological era only just becoming realised, as education professionals we are living in dynamic and exciting times. The opportunities for the motivated and innovative teacher are limitless, as we are now offered a unique set of tools for reimagining not only what education is, but what it could be. Our students, the inheritors of the digital space, are increasingly demanding a classroom culture which is more directly tailored to a life conducted through mobile phones and laptops, where information is sequenced and structured according to the demands of emergent technologies, and where the lines that have traditionally separated work, play, and study are becoming blurred. As cultural artefact which does successfully navigate these changing paradigms, the video game is ideally positioned as a multimodal text which when successfully used in a classroom environment, can bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school literacies, and reframe existing pedagogies as products of the digital era.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Creating online communities for collaborative learning
           twitter, google and ning
    • Abstract: Roberts, Louise
      Vygotsky's notion of social environments were fundamentally about children's cognitive growth, 'Culture creates special forms of behaviour, changes the functioning of mind, constructs new levels in the developing system of human behaviour ' (Vygotsky, 1983). Therefore, the importance of designing learning spaces to suit the context of 21st century collaborative learning skills for the enculturation of those learners within future 'communities of practice' (Wenger, 2000) needs to be achieved within authentic environments. Moreover, 'Shared vision is vital for the learning organisation because it provides the focus and energy for learning' (Senge, 1990). A 'shared vision' is integral within an effective learning environment, so that motivation impels the community to develop, create cultural standards and flourish.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Changing the game plan with iPads
    • Abstract: Taylor, Judy
      The iPad has been identified as an educational 'game changer'. One of the game changing aspects of the iPad is the opportunity to redefine the notion of the classroom. The immediacy and relative speed of the iPad means that teachers can create flexible learning environments where they can explore different ways to enhance the learning of essential skills and knowledge required by the English curriculum.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Blogging about books
    • Abstract: Pierce, Alexandra
      I have been keeping a blog for many years and it has developed over that time to being predominantly a place where I blog about books. (I also write reviews for 'Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus', or 'ASif!', and at Strange Horizons; I verbally review books on the podcast Galactic Suburbia Some books are my own, but I also get books to review thanks to the blog, and the other review outlets. I mostly read science fiction and fantasy, as well as some history non-fiction; I read too a fair number of works aimed at the young adult audience.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - 10 essential hints for using ICT in the English
           classroom
    • Abstract: Creely, Edwin
      Technology, or what is known in educational circles as Interactive Computer Technology (ICT), has an uneasy history with the English teacher in the English classroom, or at least that is my experience. On the one hand, there are the ICT prophets who cry in the wilderness about the new (and now not-so-new) interactive online world - the digital world - that is changing the whole landscape of how we, as English teachers, conceive and practice literacy(ies) (Hawisher and Selfe, 2000; Alvermann, 2002; Kapitzke, 2002; Haywood, et al, 2006; Leu, 2007; Coiro, 2008; Kenton and Blummer, 2010). They talk about literacies, about digital literacies, about digital selves and communicating in the interactive age of Facebook, Twitter, tablets and personal e-devices (Roschelle and Tatar, 2007; Parmar, 2011). It's not as if we have to think about ICT in our classrooms, according to these prophets, it is already here and in our faces, and we avoid it to our peril. On the other hand, there are the neo-Luddites (see Frobish, 2002; Bigge, 2006) for whom computers and digital devices are anathema and good teaching is about engagement with good literature, about the teacher-student connection, about the craft of writing, and about the tangibility of holding a book in one's hand and feeling its weight of imagination. Probably, like me, you sit somewhere in- between these two positions: sensing the obligations of the digital age and also pining nostalgically for a time when writing was king, the book was queen and the pen was mightier than the sword.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 3 - Editorial
    • Abstract: May, Jan
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - My poem about Harper Lee's to kill a mockingbird, in
           two parts
    • Abstract: Thompson, Tony
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - How is power and authority shown in language use?
    • Abstract: Ulus, Seval
      Individuals shape their language to be able to belong to groups, and thus language can be a powerful tool when showing affinity with, or excluding others. A speaker's sense of belonging dictates the lexemes they utter, where colloquial phrases, carefully constructed sentences, politeness and jargon is utilised by interlocutors to show effort to be a part of the 'ingroup'. Our choice of language expresses our views on what we believe to be, both in the sense of group belonging and individuality. Language is flexible, where an individual can adopt new lexemes into their idiolect, in order to reinforce group membership. Conversely, language can also limit an interlocutor when they utter what is deemed by the members of the group to be incorrect.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Erase the words, change the language and you can
           control the debate and rewrite history
    • Abstract: Loveband, Evie
      Language is power; power for influencing society, shifting reality, rewriting history, undermining perspectives and establishing solidarity. One can manipulate language for the purpose of gaining and maintaining authority or employ disguising and distorting expressions to veil the truth. Nonetheless, language too can be utilised as a tool to promote equality, to build allegiance and to endorse unity in our society. With careful selection of and modification to language, any one user has the power to control the debate and rewrite history.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Michael Clyne prize 2011
    • PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Vate professional development day
    • Abstract: D'Ambra, Adrian
      On Tuesday 8 May 2012 over 120 delegates attended a VATE professional day at the Hilton on the Park in East Melbourne. During the afternoon I was the chairperson for a panel discussion on trialling the Australian Curriculum: English. The panellists: Lena Clark and Jill Ridgewell, Assistant Principal and Literacy Coordinator at Oak Park Primary School; Christine Crowle, English Coordinator at Catholic Ladies' College and; Louise Piva, formerly Head of English at The Peninsula School, presented material about the ways in which their schools are preparing English courses in the light of the new curriculum. Following are my own introductory and other notes.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Teaching VCE English contexts through art at the NGV
    • Abstract: May, Susie
      The old adage, 'A picture is worth a thousand words', first coined by Napoleon Bonaparte, takes on a new relevance in a contemporary educational context.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Review of shards - a collection of short stories
    • Abstract: Caust, Lesley
      I had been looking for a collection of short stories for years 8 and 9 students and was pleasantly surprised to discover Shards: a collection of short stories, edited by Richard Baines. A variety of writers are represented in 24 short stories arranged in six categories such as 'Fears and Fantasies' and 'Weird and Wonderful'. Most poignant is the Preface by Baines where he compares the stories to shards, 'pieces of glazed pottery [that] speak of empires long past and worlds waiting to be uncovered'. The sense that 'short is beautiful' is reinforced as the reader becomes immersed in the fun, the surprise and the creativity of a selection of stories that keep us wanting more.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Hamlet, prince of darkness
    • Abstract: Reilly, Edward
      This paper is derived from teaching materials developed for students as part of their preparation for the VCE Literature examination. Hamlet is treated as a dilemma, whilst Hamlet himself is positioned as a non-Christian hero, demonstrating the conflict between that sense of Sin, as expounded by the Reformation, and longer-standing moral currents as explored by writers such as Jan Kott, Ted Hughes and Slavoj Zizek.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - The first garden - a new play
    • Abstract: Raja, Chris
      Christopher Raja has taught English in Victorian schools and is currently teaching at St Philip's College in Alice Springs. He and his actor/writer wife, Natasha, have written a play, The First Garden that has just been published by Currency Press. Chris has kindly submitted ideas about how you could use this play (partly inspired by the new Australian Curriculum) in the classroom.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Ray Bradbury's farenheit 451 fires up discussion in
           year 10
    • Abstract: Bantick, Christopher
      Ray Bradbury's dystopic novel, Fahrenheit 451 is a text that has proven to be successful at the year 10 level. With an opening line: 'It was a pleasure to burn,' this can be employed as a useful starting point for discussion as to why anyone would say it. Why pleasure and how is this related to burning?

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Where can I find new ideas for English book lists and
           wide-reading lists?
    • Abstract: May, Jan
      Text selection for years 7 to 10 can be a tricky business. English teachers are avid readers by nature but sometimes it is very difficult to find time to read, let alone keep up with the latest publications and news from the world of adolescent literature. I have gradually developed a few strategies to help decide my own reading as well as offer suggestions to my students. My email box fills with publisher updates. Sometimes I get a chance to peruse the list of new releases; sometimes I don't and the emails disappear into the ether. Facebook has proved a more successful option for me. Gradually the number of publishers and bookshops I 'like' has grown and their posts seem more colourful and engaging than emails. Accompanying photos, posters and cartoons can also be useful. There are also other websites I sometimes graze for ideas as well as the adolescent fiction magazines the library staff pop in my pigeonhole. The magazines can pile up just like the emails, but here and there, it is rather relaxing to dip into one and increase the reading wish list. My students are naturally a great source of ideas. We all love the student who bounces into class and announces, 'I've just finished this fantastic book. You've all got to read it'. But the reality is that some students don't find reading to be such an affirming experience; they struggle to finish that compulsory class text or head straight for the Where's Wally? books in library lessons. I don't have the solution for this dilemma but I do hope you find some sparks of inspiration from the following list that is by no means definitive.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Choosing literary texts for the Australian curriculum
    • Abstract: Sykes, Helen
      My presentation at the 2011 AATE conference was on texts that meet the cross-curricular requirements of the Australian curriculum for years 7-10. There are three cross-curricular requirements: Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; and Sustainability. I have been looking for suitable texts for about 18 months and have accumulated quite an interesting and diverse range, which I have presented at a number of conferences. My search for suitable texts has been aided by Deb McPherson and Ernie Tucker, my co-authors for the book Choices for English: Books, Films and Other Texts That Work (published by Nelson Cengage in 2009).

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Dystopian fiction for teen readers
    • Abstract: Williams, Melanie
      Across the world everyone is talking about the new market in dystopian literature for teens. So what makes it appealing to youth and how can we capture that enthusiasm in the classroom?

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - A year 7 film unit on red dog - why does belonging
           matter?
    • Abstract: Sayers, Cameron
      Red Dog, as he came to be known, started his life with the name 'Tally Ho' which in typical Australian style was quickly shortened to just Tally.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - On selecting David Almond's skellig
    • Abstract: D'Ambra, Adrian
      Without a doubt one of the finest pieces of literature I have ever selected for study in the junior secondary classroom is David Almond's Skellig (1998). I was drawn into this winner of the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year by the author's compelling style of writing, the narrative tone and the absolute refusal on the part of David Almond to write down to his audience. Too much of what passes for children's literature is predicated on the assumption that it is written for resisting-readers or non-readers and that it must therefore entertain them on their terms with copious amounts of prurience and anti-intellectualism. The range of assumptions about children, the implied perceptions about their tastes and their abilities as readers and thinkers, is terribly reductive and stereotypical. At the other extreme, concerns are often raised about the darkness or bleakness of vision presented to young readers in more serious renditions of children's literature.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - New visions: Exploring Australian identity through
           highlighting experiences of indigenous Australians
    • Abstract: Wagner, Monika; Wenlock, Jennifer
      Prior to 2011, year 8 students studied a single film as text, Yolngu Boy. This had been on the syllabus for several years, and the consensus was that it was time to review the unit, refresh the text and introduce multiple film texts that would present varying visions and perspectives of notions of what it is to be 'Australian'. We aimed to introduce our students to a selection of films with an indigenous focus to challenge existing ideas about Australian identity.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Back to Maycomb county
    • Abstract: Scholten, Chris
      Over the Easter holidays, I took my seven-year-old daughter Molly away for a week to the beach. I left my laptop at home. My iPad was there, and was usually occupied by Molly discovering the arcade games of my childhood: Pacman, Galaga, Frogger. Deprived of today's hi-tech distractions, I went back to an old habit I haven't been exercising enough in recent times: I read a book. And not just any book. I went back to Maycomb County. And the irony of sharing, as I read, extracts from Harper Lee's story with a daughter of Scout's age (or thereabouts) was not lost on me.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Thoughts on 'Mockingbird'
    • Abstract: Newcombe, David
      As a teacher of year 10 students, I found myself cajoling, coercing and almost pleading with a group of teenagers, not only to read but to take an active interest in the set text To Kill a Mockingbird. To many of the students, the text seems laborious and not easily identifiable with present day society. The classic film, starring Gregory Peck, is in black and white with a poor quality soundtrack. In all, not the best resources to convey many of the themes which should take a salient role in preparing tomorrow's generation to be well informed and critical citizens. Fortunately there was supplementary material which effectively motivated students. It created awareness that the term multiculturalism, in which Australia prides itself, continues to remain an anathema in parts of our and other societies.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - In defence of to kill a mockingbird
    • Abstract: Albrecht, Ann
      In response to an email from VATE titled 'Anything but Mockingbird - what texts to study in years 7-10', which questioned To Kill a Mockingbird's presence in the modern curriculum, I feel impelled to put a case for continuing to teach Harper Lee's wonderful 1960 novel. I hope Harper Lee would forgive me for speaking about her masterpiece in such a utilitarian way, but To Kill a Mockingbird is a rich teaching tool.

      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Thompson, Tony
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:35:11 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 1 - Notes towards some principles for examining English
    • Abstract: McCurry, Doug
      It is a curious fact that there is little systematic thought about how subject English should be externally examined. A glance at the archives of English in Australia shows that there are very few articles on external examinations in the history of that publication. There are a few discussions of examinations in the journals of state and territory English teaching associations, but these articles are concerned with pragmatics rather than principles. There is very little to be found about examining subject English in the national or international research literature.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:22:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 1 - Critical literacy and videogames in the literacy
           classroom
    • Abstract: Bacalja, Alex
      It is hard to ignore the rapid speed with which technological developments have changed the textual practices of today's students. The importance of working with multimodal and digital texts is evident in the number of workshops and presentations dedicated to these areas at last year's AATE conference in Melbourne. This article briefly looks at some of the arguments I have made for working critically with texts like videogames in the English classroom. It then provides a summary of each of the 4 activities which formed the basis of the seminar I delivered, entitled 'Critical Literacy and Videogames in the Literacy Classroom'.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:22:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 1 - Strategies of rhetoric and persuasion for global
           citizenship
    • Abstract: Yule, Rod
      Australian students are bombarded with persuasive texts from all sorts of groups including major multinational corporations, governments, political parties and not-for-profit organisations. Typically, they are seeking to persuade the reader to buy a particular product, support a political party or engage in a form of social or civic action. Our students need to be able to deconstruct and critically analyse these texts with accuracy, fluency and purpose. The ABC program, Gruen Transfer, has been a great educational tool in this area. They also need to know how to create persuasive written and digital texts.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:22:07 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Issue 1 - Teaching senior English essay writing
    • Abstract: Lenk, Karen
      How do we best teach senior English formal essay writing' Single text essays are a staple of the end of year English examination, and have been so for many years. The session I delivered for the AATE conference focused on this question. I deliberately used Shakespeare texts as examples, as these tend to be perennial favourites in schools and the resources provided should be of some use to most senior English teachers.

      PubDate: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:22:07 GMT
       
 
 
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