AJ0303 Creative Poetry Writing

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Alena Dobrovolná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jaroslav Suchý (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Voldánová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucie Podroužková, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Prerequisites
For students of English.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be confident when writing poems in English.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course the students will be able to: - write poems in English - use creative poetry writing in practice - modify the tasks according to their own needs - create their own creative poetry writing activities
Syllabus
  • Students will practice their writing skills through expressing (among other things) their ideas and feelings in poems. Students are expected to be actively involved - writing their own poems and improving them based on their peers' feedback. At the and of the course, each student should possess a collection of 10-12 own poems. The goal of the subject is that the students practice and extend their language skills, learn to provide constructive feedback and react to it, and describe the possibilities of using poetry in language teaching when they finish the course. The seminars include the topics below. Every week, the students will offer their first draft, receive feedback from the teacher and/or their peers, consequently considering whether and/or how to implement the suggested changes into the final version. There are weekly topics: On Poetry (My First Poem), That's Me Poem, Abstract Poem, Specific Poem, Funny Poem About a Serious Thing, Serious Poem About a Funny Thing, Free Poem, Fridge Poem, My Room Poem, Love Poem, Musical Poem, Epilogue Poem. Expected Outcomes: 12 poems created by each student, the students to be able to provide feedback and react to it, the students to be able to identify the possibilities of using poetry in their own teaching.
Literature
  • SCRIVENER, Jim. Learning teaching : the essential guide to English language teaching. Third edition. London: Macmillan, 2011. 414 stran. ISBN 9780230729827. info
  • HARMER, Jeremy. How to teach English : new edition. Harlow: Longman, 2007. 288 s. ISBN 9781405853026. info
  • HOLMES, Vicki L. and Margaret R. MOULTON. Writing simple poems : pattern poetry for language acquisition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. viii, 154. ISBN 9780521785525. info
Teaching methods
This is primarily an on-line course. The goal of the subject is practicing and improving language skills through creative poetry writing. Students may meet up in class three times (this is optional because the course is primarily an on-line one - as mentioned above) – for an introductory lesson, in the middle of the semester to discuss, evaluate the process and suggest improvements for the second part of the semester and at the end of the semester to sum up the process. It will be up to the group to decide whether or not a reading evening will be organized.
Assessment methods
Each student will be expected to write a poem on a weekly basis. The first draft will be uploaded in the Mood-Link-A (by a certain day and time) to be discussed by all the other participants who will give the author positive feedback as well as constructive criticism - suggestions for changes (by a certain day and time). Comments on how the piece makes the other participans feel are welcome, of course. After that the author will decide whether or not to incorporate the suggested changes and publish the final version in the Mood-Link-A (by a certain day and time). This process will be repeated every week (i.e. all the steps are required for awarding a credit). Throughout the semester students are encouraged to think which activities (and how) they could be able to use or adapt for their own teaching.
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Výuka probíhá pouze online. Předmět bude realizován, pokud se přihlásí alespoň 10 studentů.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: online.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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