Child Literature and Pedagogy of reading (2008/2009)

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Course code
4S01012
Name of lecturer
Silvia Blezza
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. II A, Sem. II B

Lesson timetable

Sem. II A
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Sem. II B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Apr 15, 2009  to Apr 15, 2009
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Apr 16, 2009  to Apr 16, 2009
Thursday 4:30 PM - 6:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Apr 16, 2009  to Apr 16, 2009
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Apr 17, 2009  to Apr 17, 2009

Learning outcomes

The course, through an interdisciplinary approach, promots the knowledge of contemporary italian ed international children’s literature and the reflection about problems and educational perspectives about literacy and pleasure to read fiction texts.

Syllabus

The course take two modules:
a) Children and young Literature: the uniqueness of Children’s Literature; the origins and the developments of children’s literature (18th- 19th); the different aspects of contemporary italian and international children’s literature (writers, illustrators, genres; themes, characters, style); the voices of the most important italian writers; the criteria for evaluation the fiction books for children and young readers; the picture book: definition, typology, themes, relationship between words and images; the difference between didactic and creative text; pedagogical and aesthetical approaches to children’s literature. Astrid Lindgren: themes, characters, writing style. Harry Potter: the reasons of successful.


b) Reading and education: the problems about literacy in the contemporary multimedial society; the factors limiting reading habit; a new kind of reader; children and youngs as critic-reflexive readers; children needs and intrinsic motivation to read; the pleasure of reading (types an levels); reading aloud: a way for reading promotion; the difference between “reading education” and “reading promotion”.


Texts for exam:
Bibliography will be handed out later.
Not attending students : program will be provided for integration.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of two-hours’ written text based on argumentative and reflexive open-questions.