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How to explore thinking skills while studying film

How to explore thinking skills while studying film

Acclaimed English teacher and author Yvette Krohn describes The Matrix as the best film ever made. “I was first introduced to philosophy in an authentic context when I watched The Matrix in 1999. I had little to no knowledge of formal philosophy, but the ideas...

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An academic expert’s guide to teaching poetry

An academic expert’s guide to teaching poetry

Good poetry offers ways of expressing emotions, capturing experiences and language techniques that stimulate students in ways other genres don’t. So how can teachers get students more engaged in poetry? Poet and writer, Vaughan Rapatahana (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Te Whiti)...

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