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'Dissecting the bird to articulate the song': exploring the nature of teaching and learning poetry in the Irish leaving certificate classroom

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dc.contributor.advisor Mannix McNamara, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Hennessy, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-21T16:04:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-21T16:04:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5410
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Motivated by the conviction that listening to pupils’ and teachers’ perspectives enables the researcher to gain a deeper understanding of teaching and learning processes, this research explores the nature and provision of poetry at Leaving Certificate level in Ireland. It draws on research conducted over a four year period from 2007-2011 with 80 practising Leaving Certificate poetry teachers and 200 Leaving Certificate pupils of poetry. Set against a backdrop of educational consumerism, this research identifies a number of areas of concern for educators including; a narrowing of the curricula, a traditionalist approach to pedagogy, widespread teacher dissonance and pupil disengagement in addition to a ubiquitous teaching to the test ideology at Leaving Certificate level. Drawing on the research findings, it is argued that poetry is vulnerable to becoming a marginalised and technicised endeavour in the Leaving Certificate classroom. Recommendations for renewed teacher agency are proposed in striving to renew a critical and creative approach to poetry pedagogy in schools. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject teaching en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject Irish leaving certificate classroom en_US
dc.title 'Dissecting the bird to articulate the song': exploring the nature of teaching and learning poetry in the Irish leaving certificate classroom en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis 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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