About Seed Guides
English Subject Centre Seed Guides are short and practical guides especially written for those teaching English language, English literature and Creative Writing within higher education. They are intended to help early career lecturers or part-time tutors finding their feet, and also experienced lecturers looking for fresh ideas, or pointers in an unfamiliar area. The Guides are digests of key information and ideas designed to provide just enough information to ‘get you going’ and sow ideas from which, we hope, enhancements and initiatives can grow and develop. Seed Guides are available to download in PDF below or in print form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our Final Seed Guides
This Seed Guide holds a bumper crop of short but stimulating ideas for seminar activities written by and for English lecturers. The ideas have been loosely arranged by teaching method and an index of topics and authors also helps identification of entries. The aim of the collection is not to offer off-the-peg lesson plans but to invite adaptation, elaboration and creativity. Hard-pressed lecturers can turn to this Guide to inspire them in the creation of their own individual and exciting teaching sessions.
This Seed Guide contains detailed accounts by lecturers in English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing of innovative approaches to teaching in their discipline. As well as opening an entertaining and instructive window onto seminar rooms and lecture halls across the country, the case studies provide lecturers at all stages of their careers with inspiring examples of good practice and fresh thinking. Sufficient detail is included to enable the lecturer to weigh up the pros and cons of putting any given idea into practice.
Other Seed Guides
This new seed guide will help lecturers ensure that they teach in a way that is as hospitable as possible to the widest possible range of students--whatever those students' learning styles, social or cultural backgrounds, genders, sexualities or physical or psychological conditions. There are sections on independent study, lectures and seminars, exams, and course structure, and the guide concludes with a handy checklist of nine steps departments can take to make their teaching more inclusive. The guide's recommendations are underpinned by quotations from students describing their experience.
'This is a superb resource. It will be a very useful and much used guide.'
(Dr. Simon Ball, Senior Advisor, JISC TechDis Service).
This first in our series of ‘Seed Guides’ provides ideas and inspiration for ways to work with those teaching and studying English in the secondary sector. The new A Level specifications have created an excellent opportunity for schools, colleges and HEIs to build new relationships of mutual benefit, and this guide encourages thinking about the best ways of doing this. The Guide provides just enough information to ‘get you going’ and is illustrated with examples from current practice. It also contains a briefing on secondary qualifications and sources of further advice and information.