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Making Connections

Add meaning and purpose to reading. To meet examination and other curriculum requirements, senior students need to make connections beyond the text – to themselves, other texts and the wider world. This series aims to guide them to make those connections in a purposeful and meaningful way.

Ages: 12-16 years

About the Author

Yvette Krohn has taught English for the past 18 years, first in South Africa and later in New Zealand, where her main role has been teaching high-level thinking courses, including gifted and talented education, extension and scholarship classes. She has been a faculty head of languages and an assistant principal, as well as a lecturer of communications and learning styles at Lincoln University. Passionate about thinking skills, Yvette has a particular interest in incorporating philosophy, psychology and social theory into the English curriculum, primarily through the medium of film.

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