Course Details for Dr. Tara Alvey - Winter - 201718

From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

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Dr. Alvey is an Assistant Professor of Literacy at Austin Peay State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy methods, children's literature, and English Language Learners. She also coordinates both the Reading masters program and the Master of Arts in Teaching program at APSU. She earned her BA in English/Secondary Education from Thomas More College, her MEd in English Education from Vanderbilt University, and her PhD in Learning, Teaching, and Diversity, with an emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Alvey's scholarly interests include digital literacies, children's literature, struggling readers, and teacher education. (More Info)

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From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

Program Dates:
December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:


Course Description:
Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9 and 3/4 like Harry. In this course, you will not only read a variety of British children's literature, but you will experience the world in which these stories take place and see them come to life on stage. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. In addition, you will encounter literary history with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's birthplace). Join us for this exciting adventure!

An Introduction to Education course

Physical Activity Requirements:
In experiencing the sights and settings, students can expect to walk an average of approximately 3-5 miles each day. London in December/January will be cold, so students should be prepared for wintery weather

Course Highlights:
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