Employing a two-phased mixed methods approach, this project aimed to explore teacher confidence in the teaching of post-16 poetry across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with a view to informing teachers’ professional development needs in this field. In so doing, it seeks to establish:
- How confident do English teachers assert themselves to be in the teaching of poetry at post-16 level?
- What commonalities exist between the key learning experiences reported by teachers in their development as poetry educators?
- What impact does teacher confidence have on approaches to teaching post-16 poetry pedagogy?