2019 VCE Voices: The Comparative Task


How do we get beyond the lists for comparison which students borrow from study guides or teacher ideas? How do we break the ‘theme’ prison? How do we develop students’ capacity to produce responses that aren’t dry and formulaic?

This workshop will be a half day session. Teachers will have modelled for them a range of innovative and practical ideas for working with students. They will consider the bigger ideas to support students in navigating a comparative manner of thinking, as well as exploring essay writing through sample responses.

The aim is to have a model of teaching which enables students to think deeply and develop analytical essays that are fresh with ideas and rich with the deeper understanding of the student voice, which is required by the VCE English Study Design.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.

Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

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