Teacher and group of Secondary School pupils
Thursday 03 November 2022 - 17:00 to Thursday 30 March 2023 - 18:00

Webinar schedule 2022-23

Theme:  Working with authentic texts in our Secondary classes

This term, our Bilingual Education Programme (BEP) webinars explore the use of literature in our Secondary classrooms.  Dr Daniel Brint (British Council) will discuss a diverse range of literature and share practical examples of materials and suggestions for how to exploit authentic texts across a range of levels and ages. Our series of three webinars is particularly relevant to teachers working in bilingual schools and everyone is welcome.

26 January 17:00 - 18:00 Working with authentic texts in Secondary
Dr. Daniel Brint
In this practical session, Daniel will discuss a text-type approach to reading and understanding literature, using texts as diverse as Shakespeare plays, myths and legends, contemporary fiction and gothic mystery.
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9 February 17:00 - 18:00 Texts, genre and culture
Dr. Daniel Brint
How can we use films, video games and comics to teach genre awareness in our Secondary classrooms?  Daniel will explore gothic, science fiction and medieval literature to illustrate continuity and subversion of genre expectations and share examples from Dickens, Frankenstein, The Walking Dead, Arthurian myths and Game of Thrones amongst others.
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2 March 17:00 - 18:00 Activities and approaches
Dr Daniel Brint
How can we use literature to foster critical thinking, enhance empathy and develop creativity in our Secondary classrooms?  Having considered text types, genre and style, Daniel will suggest strategies we can use in the classroom. From problem solving activities where students identify key information and make deductions to drama activities which explore the meaning of a text and mediation-based interactions where sharing and explaining information is essential.
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