The Stuff of Legend, or Unpacking Cultural Baggage? Introducing First-year English Literature and Humanities Students to Foundational Literary Texts

Beyer, Charlotte (2013) The Stuff of Legend, or Unpacking Cultural Baggage? Introducing First-year English Literature and Humanities Students to Foundational Literary Texts. Changing English, 20 (4). pp. 395-403. ISSN 1358-684X

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Abstract

This article explores teaching and learning perspectives in relation to a first-year English Literature module on foundational literary texts and considers the value of certain assessment modes. The essay discusses methodological and pedagogical questions and argues that the module provides a contextual platform from which first-year students are able to appreciate issues of cultural and textual transmission. The article concludes that the material and the assessment format contribute to furthering an undergraduate research agenda and provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their own learning.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: undergraduate research, myth, foundational literary texts, literature, cultural transmission, reflective practice
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Charlotte Beyer
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 14:22
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2016 10:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/741

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