Three definitions of the term ‘abjection’: Abjection: the state of casting out or being cast out. From the Latin abjectus, which means to ‘reject’ or ‘throw away’. Abjection according to French theorist Julia Kristeva: that which defies borders, the zone between being and non-being. It is filth and pollution, decay and the corpse. Abjection: Mr… Continue reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – a strange case of abjection
I’ve added some more Jekyll and Hyde resources on dropbox. I’ve got a whole PPT but it’s too fragmented – things I’ve added as I’ve gone along or else two or three slides that made sense at the time or were backed up by me wittering on; I’ll have a look at it and put… Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde resources on dropbox
A few quotes to begin… Feedback is information given to the learner and/or the teacher about the learner’s performance relative to learning goals. It should aim to (and be capable of) producing improvement in students’ learning. Feedback redirects or refocuses either the teacher’s or the learner’s actions to achieve a goal, by aligning effort and… Continue reading Feedback – harmony or distortion?
So after teaching Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for several weeks, we did an exam type question. If you read through the Jekyll and Hyde thread, you will see the activities that we did in the lead up to this assessment, but I was particularly proud of the timing of the socratic talk because this… Continue reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – some student responses
Socratic talks are a great way to get students to TALK deeply about a subject. You might think that they restrict contributions from other members of the class outside the ‘talk group’ but as long as you have some meaningful tasks for the ‘observers’ to focus on then you can ensure that learning becomes a… Continue reading Socratic talk – Jekyll and Hyde
So our research blast was pretty successful today. We put 5 pieces of poster paper around the classroom and on each we wrote one of the headings (see below):Pupils were given ONE category to research and 30 minutes to do it. As soon as they found a relevant idea from the research, they had to… Continue reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – research blast
In class, we had a great discussion on this passage from the novel (I need to stop calling it a novel – it’s actually a novella, or a short novel). Whilst reading the passage, I asked the class to underline ONE word per line, the word that they think stands out like a neon… Continue reading Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – still thinking about AO3 and extract to whole