In this paper, I draw on interviews with two colleagues, student comments and my own experiences of leading and developing a two day residential course for A Level English Language students at the beginning of Year 12 to explore the role that out-of-school learning can have in ‘setting free the spirit of English’. I argue that not only is it possible to use creative and imaginative approaches to learning in English within the constraints of the curriculum but also that these approaches are valuable experiences which can underpin and enhance pupils’ learning.
|Translated title of the contribution||Setting free the spirit of English in the Brecon Beacons: The value of learning outside the classroom|
|Pages (from-to)||59 - 75|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||English in Education|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2010|
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