The Elements of Teaching. By James M. Banner and Harold C. Cannon. Yale, 1997. 160pp. This is not a book about teaching Chaucer, but a book about the qualities that define good teaching. Short, cheap, bracing, practical, and inspiring. This book is available at a discount from Amazon and, in Europe, from Amazon UK. |
18 July 2008
Observations, Ideas, and Suggestions
Essays on teaching Chaucer to undergraduates.
Syllabi and Course Descriptions
Undergraduate- and graduate- level courses on one or more of Chaucer's works. Many include assignments as well as reading schedules.
Student Projects and Papers
Ideas for student projects, with examples.
Daniel T. Kline
The Chaucer Pedagogy Page
"Online Assistance for Teachers and Students of Chaucer and the Later Middle Ages." Will eventually include a useful set of resources for students. Presently hosts a well-organized page of reassuring links for teachers (e.g., under Historical and Cultural Backgrounds: "have you forgotten the names of all those politicians, plagues, papal schisms, & popular uprisings?"). Four stars.
David Scott Wilson-Okamura
Examples of Chaucerian Revision
Classroom handout describing examples of authorial revision in the Canterbury Tales. Probably best used in conjunction with a facsimile of the Hengwrt manuscript; includes selected bibliography. Note: author buys Ralph Hanna's booklet theory of Hengwrt MS without reservation, ignores N. F. Blake at his peril. Four-page version for printing also available in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF).
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