The NATE research into closed book teaching of poetry

This is a copy of the recent report by Chloe Marsh of Cambridge University, published in the NATE English in Education pamphlet for Autumn 2017.

I work in an IGCSE environment and am shielded from this issue: our prose texts and drama texts have long been closed book adventures, but the poetry prepared for examination is given to the students in the examination, though there is an unseen poem to analyse as well.

The research document as published:

closed book research

I was fascinated to read this- there is much food for thought here, even if one is not directly engaged in this issue.