Vancouver, BC -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/16/2015 -- Jane Austen's classic novels (Pride & Prejudice, Sense and Sensability, et. al.) are well known, but many people haven't taken the leap to read her stories. Whether it's a case of limited time, or the daunting nature of classic literature itself, there are countless book lovers who haven't yet tackled Austen's work.
Enter Josh Withrow, an educator who intends to introduce students to these classics works through his online course series, hosted by Udemy. The idea is to build students' confidence through high-quality rich media, giving them the mindset and tools needed to truly grasp the scope of Jane Austen's novels.
Says Withrow of his method: "In the classroom, a teacher builds 'scaffolding' to help his or her students understand the material. In construction, scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support people and material while the real structure is being built. This class is the scaffolding to understanding Jane Austen."
In Withrow's "Jane Austen: A Beginner's Guide to 3 Classic Novels" course, this "scaffolding effect" is accomplished through engaging rich media, including animated summaries, thematic intros, and bite-sized lectures. The course will address themes, characters, and important quotes from Austen's most well-known books.
Withrow is as passionate about education as he is about literature, and he's making this course available for $5 throughout the month of March.
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About Josh Withrow
Josh Withrow is an experienced classroom teacher of 13 years. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature, and has lectured at numerous educational conferences. He most recently spoke at Magdalene College in Oxford.
Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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