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Packaging poetry? Pupils’ perspectives of their learning experience within the post-primary poetry classroom

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dc.contributor.author Hennessy, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Mannix McNamara, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-03T10:04:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-03T10:04:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3389
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the issue of educational commodification within the poetry class. Drawing from research conducted with 200 Leaving Certificate pupils, from 8 post-primary schools in Ireland, this paper investigates these pupils’ perspectives on their learning experiences against a backdrop of educational consumerism. The research identifies a number of areas of concern including limited potential for creative and aesthetic engagement in the classroom, a utilitarian approach to the teaching and learning of poetry, the marginalisation of pupil voice and subjective response and the prioritisation of exam performance. Drawing on the findings of this study, it is argued that the teaching and learning of poetry is vulnerable to becoming a packaged commodity. Recommendations for renewed teacher agency in countering pedagogical pragmatism beginning at pre-service level are made. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley and Sons en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries English in Education;45(3), pp. 206-223
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-8845.2011.01102.x
dc.rights The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-8845.2011.01102.x en_US
dc.subject consumerism en_US
dc.subject performativity en_US
dc.subject creativity en_US
dc.subject standardisation en_US
dc.subject pupil voice en_US
dc.title Packaging poetry? Pupils’ perspectives of their learning experience within the post-primary poetry classroom en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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