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Course Description

This is a comparative study of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and Margaret Atwood’s ‘Hag-Seed’. The course will explore the contextual influences, issues and values of both texts that have helped shape meaning within each text. Similarities and differences between the two texts will be examined as well as strategies that could be used to develop student writing skills.


Senior English teachers currently teaching the course or considering doing so in the near future.

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area: Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

$  329 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session One -Ways into Module A: 'Textual Conversations'

  • 2

    Session Two- Textual Snapshots - 'The Tempest' and 'Hag-Seed'

    • 'The Tempest' Snapshot course

    • Blog Reflection - Evaluating Shakespeare as Social Commentator of his Times

    • Characterisation - The Role of Gonzalo

    • Focus on Intertextuality

    • Textual Snapshots

    • Comparative Evaluation 'Textual Conversations'

    • Recurring Motifs in the Tempest

    • Reflection

  • 3

    Session Three - Comparative Study and Writing Skills

    • William Strachey's Account of the Storm

    • Detailed Comparative Textual Analysis - Opening Scene

    • Vox Review on Hag-Seed

    • Strategies for Improving Student Analysis

    • Reflection

    • Course Highlights

  • 4

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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