Poetry and Stories with Michael Rosen


A course for teachers working in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Develop your poetry teaching with accessible ways for pupils to read, write and talk about poetry, across a wide range of poets, poetic forms, styles and moods.

Poetry and Stories with Michael Rosen
Poetry and Stories with Michael Rosen

It will also focus on teaching styles and methods in relation to poetry, favouring a 'dialogic' approach both on the course but also for the pupils in your class. Following the initial session, you will be asked to bring your classroom experiences and the pupils' work and discussions back to the course. We will share these, commenting in constructive ways and Michael will share his expertise at the same time.  Course books are What is Poetry? (Michael Rosen) and Poetry and Stories in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools (Michael Rosen).

Learning Objectives

  • To generate teachers’ interest in individual poems and poets, collections and anthologies.
  • To develop engaging and creative ways of approaching poetry with children.
  • To share ideas, experiences and resources for teaching poetry through productive discussion. 

5pm - 6.30pm on Wed 18 Sept 2019
5pm - 6.30pm on Wed 20 Nov 2019
5pm - 6.30pm on Wed 15 Jan 2020
5pm - 6.30pm on Wed 11 March 2020
5pm - 6.30pm on Wed 10 June 2020


Refund Policy: A partial refund with a deduction of £10 will apply up to seven days before the first session. A full refund will apply if the course is cancelled by Goldsmiths. 

How to register

This course is now fully booked