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English Community of Practice - Comparative Study: The Shawshank Redemption

English Community of Practice - Comparative Study: The Shawshank Redemption



The next Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English will take place on Tuesday 5 December at 7pm, focusing on approaches to teaching The Shawshank Redemption - as part of The Comparative Study - with guest presenter Conor Murphy.

This session will focus on practical approaches that teachers can take in using The Shawshank Redemption as a text in The Comparative Study. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and directed by Frank Darabont - will undoubtedly prove to be a popular text choice in the Leaving Certificate course for 2024 and 2025. With Conor’s passion and knowledge for all things film, this is certainly a webinar not to be missed by any English teacher. 
The session will last for approximately one hour and is aimed at all post-primary teachers of English. 
About the guest presenter
Conor Murphy teaches English in Skibbereen Community School in west Cork. He is the former chairperson of the Irish National Organisation for Teachers of English (INOTE). Conor is very passionate about the teaching of film in second-level education in particular. Over the years, he has given talks, webinars, contributed to podcasts, contributed on RTÉ radio, as well as being a regular contributor to articles for “The Written Word” series, published by the ‘Irish Independent’ newspaper. He can be found on X/Twitter: @conorsmurf.
About the host:
Joe Rolston is an English and Religious Education teacher and AP1, based in Wexford. Since 2020, he has coordinated the very popular Wexford Education Support Centre English Community of Practice. Joe also acts as a content reviewer of English textbooks for Edco publishers and is a former Associate Advisor with the JCT English team, as well as being an experienced written examiner with the SEC. He can be found on X/Twitter: @Joe_Rolston.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 05-12-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 05-12-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity 507
Fee Free
Select Hours 1
Speaker Joe Rolston
Location Online Course
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