Designing Shakespeare | Linking Teaching & Research | Completed Projects | Support Materials

Welcome to the new collection of learning and teaching resources developed by the English Subject Centre. These resources present a number of ways in which digital resources can assist learning and teaching and are designed to stimulate discussion about the use of digital resources in the discipline.

Designing Shakespeare Area

This area of the website offers three examples of resources that have been created using the Designing Shakespeare digital collection, an archive that provides a range of materials which are freely available for educational use.

The resources presented have been created by the English Subject Centre Staff and are designed for use in the classroom. These resources have also been created to show, in a more generic sense, the potential for reuse of existing materials on the web and to inspire teachers to ask questions about resource creation of this kind.

Linking Teaching and Research Area

This section of the website contains a Case Study of the MA in Shakespeare Studies entitled Text and Playhouse that is jointly taught by the King’s College London and the Globe Theatre. The Case Study forms part of a larger project instigated by the Higher Education Academy aimed at showing how research and teaching are linked in a range of disciplines.

The aim of the English Subject Centre’s contribution to this larger project is to, on the one hand, present an in depth study of a particular programme that links teaching and research in a practical way, and on other hand, show how a digital archive can document and disseminate information about pedagogy and curriculum development.

Completed Projects Area

This section of the website contains a growing collection of digital resources that have been created as a result of the collaboration between English Subject Centre staff and members of the discipline. At present there are only two of these resources available but it is our hope that this will be an expanding area.

The English Subject Centre is happy to accept proposals from members of the community who would like to develop resources in this way. The aim of this initiative is to increase the use and understanding of digital resources creation while at the same time creating a library of materials that will be useful to colleagues across the UK.

Support Materials

These pages also provide information about how the resources have been created and point to an area for online discussion.