English conference line-up confirmed
Published on 07/06/19
Programme details have been released for a one-day curriculum conference focusing on a knowledge-rich approach to teaching English.
The English & Knowledge event will feature workshops and panels led by speakers including Summer Turner, Claire Heald, Matthew Carnaby, Lia Martin, Elisabeth Bowling, Claire Stoneman, and Bennie Kara.
Hearing from school teachers, leaders and curriculum thinkers about their curriculum journey, the choices they have made in their English curriculum and how these have been enacted in the classroom, the conference will consider what it means to design and teach a knowledge-rich English curriculum.
The event takes place at Jane Austen College in Norwich from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, June 29. Norwich has an outstanding pedigree in literature, being a UNESCO City of Literature, home to the University of East Anglia's world-famous creative writing MA and one of the UK's busiest public libraries, and the location of the writing of the first book in English authored by a woman.
Tickets are £35 - click here to book.
English & Knowledge programme
The ‘living conversation’: what is knowledge in English? - Summer Turner
Diversity in a knowledge-rich English curriculum - Bennie Kara, Claire Stoneman, Lynne Weber, Chair: Matthew Carnaby
What is excellence in knowledge-rich English teaching? - Elisabeth Bowling, Thomas James (Fisher), Darren Posthill, Chair: Summer Turner
Workshops: Curriculum design and subject knowledge
Colouring the curriculum - Bennie Kara
What knowledge? Collective decision-making about curriculum design - Elisabeth Bowling
Selecting and sequencing knowledge within a poetry unit - Amy Coombe
Poetry of longing – a seminar - Claire Stoneman
Developing a knowledge-rich literature curriculum at primary - Tarjinder Gill and Sophie Macdonald
Workshops: Teaching and assessment
What can we learn about English curriculum and teaching from the principles of direct instruction? - Lia Martin
English language and the knowledge-rich dilemma - Matthew Carnaby
The writing revolution in the English curriculum - Claire Heald
An inclusive curriculum: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and a scaffold for analytical writing - Philip Johnston