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Teaching Poetry

Have we lost faith in teaching poetry for poetry’s sake, and if so what effect will this have on students’ appreciation of poetry?


'Teaching Poetry'
Monday 13 November 7 pm

Joint Institute of Ideas Education Forum and Culture Wars Forum

Ruth Padel, poet and critic, and author of ‘52 Ways of Looking at a Poem’ and ‘The Poem and the Journey’ will introduce the discussion.

‘Then felt I like some watcher of the skies…’ – Teaching poetry today

The poet Andy Croft says about teaching poetry today: ‘Going into schools these days is a complicated business. You are expected to be entertaining and funny and accessible… You are somehow supposed to legitimise the world of books. And if all that were not enough, these days poetry must do its bit to tackle issues of social exclusion.’

Have we lost faith in teaching poetry for poetry’s sake, and if so what effect will this have on students’ appreciation of poetry? Does the task of teaching how to judge and criticise a poem get in the way of the desire to use poetry for more prosaic purposes? Does poetry need to ‘come off the page’ and make itself relevant to today’s needs and concerns?

Location: Committee Room 1, Institute of Education (Main Building), Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL

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Contact shirleydent@instituteofideas.com
for further information


Speaker(s):

Dr Ruth Padel | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

13 November 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
+44 20 76 12 64 59
http://www.ioe.ac.uk
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Organised by:

Battle of Ideas
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Tickets:

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Places must be reserved in advance. Email: shirleydent@instituteofideas.com

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