Teaching a literary analysis course on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe : an analysis of the lesson plans and assessment
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The current Master’s thesis illustrates how a literary analysis course in English based on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe was created and taught in one of the upper secondary schools in Estonia to develop critical thinking skills in students. The thesis consists of a literature review and an empirical part. The literature review concentrates on the aims and methods of teaching literature and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The empirical part focuses on the process of creating, teaching and analyzing the course taught. Firstly, it explains the reasons for choosing the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Secondly, the main aims of the course are provided. Thirdly, the introspective analysis of the teaching experience is presented. The conclusion summarizes the main findings of the thesis.
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