29 to 1 October 2017
29 to 1 October 2017
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The Language of Migration - Australian Editionfree11 May 2017
In August 2016, the Guardian Australia published a a damning investigative article titled “The Nauru Files." The journalists chronicled significant human rights abuses of asylum seekers on the island... more
WT 1: From Idea to Text (The Kite Runner)free4 May 2017
This Written Task (WT) 1 and associated teaching materials have been submitted to InThinking by Max Clark, a teacher at the Yew Chung International School in Hong Kong.The materials, which guide students... more
Comparative Commentaries to Go: Video Games27 April 2017
In 2003, James Paul Gee writes What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Because he is a well-respected Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the book exploded... more
In 2015 I started teaching a class of 17 students. Like all classes I have ever taught, the students were of mixed ability, and their personalities and motivations were varied. Within a few months, however,... more
This is the last post of a three part series helping students investigate our current media landscape. The first set of materials dealt with the term post-truth and the larger idea of objective truth.... more
Faction6 April 2017
At the time of writing, the InThinking Language and Literature website has published a number of pages focusing on fake news and so-called ‘alternative facts’ (here and here, for example). We hope... more
"Alternative facts are not facts. They're falsehoods," said Chuck Todd, the host of Meet the Press on NBC in response to a statement by Kellyanne Conway. And so began a new media firestorm about truth,... more
Comparative Commentaries to Go: At the Hofbräuhaus26 March 2017
If you are a teacher of English Language and Literature, you will have read a lot. And then some. So, it may be challenging for you to identify a favourite book; a book that is, in your informed estimation,... more
How do IB Language and Literature teachers respond to fake news, alternative facts, and a supposedly post-truth landscape? We continue to do what we have always done: help students navigate the world... more