English literature in schools: Time to update the plot? (Opinion, Page A27)

Wednesday, 24 June 2016

The Straits Times

This was an article contribution by Professor Philip Holden from the Department of English Language and Literature, and Assistant Professor Suzanne Choo from the English Language and Literature Academic Group at NIE. The authors noted that literature classrooms in Singapore schools seem insulated from the world, and suggested three reforms to the Literature curriculum. They opined that the literature classroom should provide an inclusive and dialogic space to help students grapple with the ethical tensions and ambiguities in the world today, rather than emphasise formulaic analysis of literary techniques.

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