English Drama Media

Teaching English

From February 2013, NATE's new Teaching English magazine will combine the most popular features of both English Drama Media and NATE Classroom magazine.

The archive of all issues of English Drama Media will continue to be available to members free of charge.

In October 2012, NATE published the final issue of English Drama MediaNATE's professional journal. It is essential reading for everyone involved in the teaching of English, drama and media, promoting dynamic approaches to curriculum and pedagogy and keeping the profession in touch with national debates and developments. The journal is available as part of the NATE subscription package. All visitors to this site can access a sample article from the most recent issue and view a roundup of themes and content in the archive

In 2013, NATE's new magazine Teaching English, will combine the most popular features of both English Drama Media and NATE Classroom magazine.

NATE's other termly publication for members continues to be the prestigious research journal English in Education. Articles and features from all three publications are gathered together in themed NATE Collections, also free to download by members.



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Issue #18

October 2010

Featured Articles

Writing: Unfinished Business?

John Dixon traces the history of research into student writing and suggests a post-Strategy return to a developmental model.

Making Room for Writing

Simon Wrigley and Jeni Smith introduce the NATE Writing Project, arguing that teachers' writing groups can reinvigorate the teaching of writing nationally.

The Arvon Foundation and First Story

Emma Johnson, Katie Waldergrave and Jamie Kirklady, reflect on the educational work of two prominent creative writing organisations.

Exploring Fandom

Fay Jessop argues for the place of fanfiction in the writing curriculum, suggesting that it can remove some of the fear of original writing.

Writing from A to U

John Hodgson and Anne Harris argue that we need to develop a fuller understanding of students' writing as they move from A-level to University.

"I'm working it out," said John

John Atkinson describes how he changed his practice in the teaching of punctuation by including active learning approaches.


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