Children's Literature (2012/2013)

Course code
4S00989
Credits
6
Coordinator
Silvia Blezza
Academic sector
M-PED/02 - HISTORY OF PEDAGOGY AND EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezione - prof.ssa Blezza 3 Sem. 1B Silvia Blezza
Lezione - prof.ssa Silva 3 Sem. 1B Roberta Silva

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1B
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Lezione - prof.ssa Blezza Tuesday 3:40 PM - 6:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Nov 19, 2012  to Dec 9, 2012
Lezione - prof.ssa Blezza Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Nov 19, 2012  to Dec 9, 2012
Lezione - prof.ssa Silva Tuesday 3:40 PM - 6:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Dec 10, 2012  to Jan 20, 2013
Lezione - prof.ssa Silva Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Dec 10, 2012  to Jan 20, 2013

Learning outcomes

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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

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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; picturebooks and illustrated books: definition, typology, themes, relationship between words and images; the difference between didactic and creative text; pedagogical and aesthetical approaches to children’s literature;

Assessment methods and criteria

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Texts for exam:
Details and directions for studying will be given during the course of the semester and they also will be published on the web board at the end of the course.
Students will write a critical paper on a novel: a framework for the development of the paper will be given during the course. A list of recommended novels will be communicated during the lessons and it also will be published on line too. The paper will be handed out during the exam


Didactic methods:
The exam consists of two-hours’ written text based on argumentative and reflexive open-questions. The course program follows a teaching method which while including various didactic methods: frontal lessons, reading aloud performances, slide presentations, image, audio and video presentations, and so on.
The course will NOT be a mere summary of the contents of the books: for this reason is highly recommended to attend the lectures or at least part of them.
Details regarding integrative and external lessons will be given during the course.


Note:
This program will be valid for one academic year 2013/201, this is to say until February 2014.
For further information please contact : silvia.blezzapicherle@univr.it
You can also visit the website : www.raccontareancora.org (website concerning Children’s Literature and Reading Promotion edited by Professor Silvia Blezza Picherle)