English Literature Research and Instruction: Recent Past and Future

Yugianingrum, - (2005) English Literature Research and Instruction: Recent Past and Future. In: The 53rd International TEFLIN Conference 2005: "Multilingual Education in Indonesia: Issues and Concerns", 6-8 December 2005, Yogyakarta.

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In this paper I discuss some changes necessary for the improvement of English literature teaching in Indonesia. The first part of the discussion contains some literary theories and instructional procedures which basically are taken from several sources. In the second part, basing on some observation of literature classroom practices at university leverl, I shall be describing how literature has been taught, learned, and assessed in the recent past. In fact there have been changes in the ways teachers and learners implement the instruction. Many factors have been the reason for this almost static situation, one of them is the policy in determining the aims of literary studies in the educational institutions. The next session is about the problems that have occured in such teaching learning situation. Referring to some theories of language and literature education, I shall be revealing the problems that consciously and unconsciously are faced by teachers and learners of literature classes. These problems need responsible kinds of solution offering choices of classroom practices that are more suitable to the current trends in literary studies. Finally, I shall be proposing a literature porgram which I expect is theoretically sound. This program is only an alternative and is open to modification and improvement depending on the aims of the teaching and learning of literature, especially in Indonesian contexts. The content of the program includes: (1)what literature is and what should be taught and learned in a good literature program; (2)what it means for learners to be good at literature; (3)what literature selections should be included and how selections should be determined; (4)what teachers and learners should do during literature sessions and outside the classroom; and (5)what constitutes learning in this literature class and how learning outcomes could be assessed and graded.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English literature research, literary theories, classroom practices.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Maranatha
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 04:42
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 04:42
URI: http://repository.maranatha.edu/id/eprint/1325

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