In a packed out classroom, Year 10 and 11 students listened to their English teachers discussing John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice And Men; both a classic novel and set text in their English Literature IGCSE. A chance for teachers to take great pleasure in exploring the differing critical views on various aspects of the novel, as well as a chance to explore and demonstrate the ways in which readers themselves create meaning from what they read, depending on their own context.
For the students of Years 10 and 11, it was a great opportunity to join in discussion, offer their own ideas and theories, and witness discussion and disagreement = all in the spirit of intellectual endeavour.
Everyone (students and teachers!) came away buzzing with a deeper and richer understanding and appreciation of the novel, as well as the responses to it. We look forward to more LiveChat next term!