The Pedagogy Forum: Session 2
Please join us next Tuesday at 11am for the second Hilary Term meeting of the pedagogy forum, which we established at the start of the academic year as a space for discussing some of the questions arising from the teaching of English in Oxford at the present moment. There are short readings for each meeting, which will relate both to large pedagogical questions (political, ethical, conceptual) and to the practical minutiae and mechanisms of our teaching. We hope that this will continue be a forum in which to learn from one another, and share ideas and strategies, enthusiasms and frustrations, of all kinds.

Anyone currently teaching (or who will go on to teach) Oxford English undergraduates is welcome. Details of times, location and readings below.

Session 2: Syllabus. Led by Sos Eltis and Adam Smyth
Tuesday February 13th, 11am-12.15pm
English Faculty Building, Seminar Room A

* 1911 Oxford exam papers and ‘Elements of an individual’s capacity for lifelong learning’, from Ruth Crick Deakin, Patricia Broadfoot, Guy Claxton, ‘Developing an Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory: the ELLI Project’, Assessment in education : principles, policy & practice, 2004, Vol.11 (3), 247-72: 254-6: these readings can be found here (and are also available on SOLO.
* James Seitz, ‘Syllabus’, New Literary History 50:3 (Summer 2019) – available on SOLO
* Harvard University, ‘Syllabus Design’ –

Sos and Adam add: ‘It would also be great if participants sketched out their ideas for a syllabus for any Oxford period paper – just so they’ve tried the exercise before we discuss it.’

If you have difficulty accessing any of the readings please email
Date: 13 February 2024, 11:00 (Tuesday, 5th week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: St Cross Building, St Cross Road OX1 3UR
Venue Details: Seminar Room A
Speakers: Dr Sos Eltis, Prof Adam Smyth (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Faculty of English Language and Literature
Organisers: Professor Joe Moshenska (University of Oxford), Prof. Nick Gaskill (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Katy Terry, Hope Lukonyomoi-Otunnu