The course aims to explore, through a critical and reflexive approach, reading promotion strategies, activities and methods, drawing suggestion from children’s literature, in order to provide education professionals with the appropriate knowledge.
The semester’s themes are:
the means of “cultural animation” and reading promotion; the purposes and objectives of “reading education” and “reading promotion”; projects, events, activities, methods for promotion the pleasure of reading fiction books for children and young readers; a critical reflection about the usual comprehension strategies (questions, discussions, exercises .) and interpretation of fiction books; international and italian programmes of reading promotion in early age (0- 6); activities of reading promotion in bookshops, libraries, cultural and recreation centres and toy and game centre; the use of creative writing for reading promotion: Gianni Rodari and his art of inventing stories.
Texts for exam:
1) S. Blezza Picherle, Promuovere e animare la lettura. Una bussola per l’agire consapevole (estimated publishing: april 2008. More information during the course and on web notice board).
2) G. Rodari, Grammatica della fantasia, Einaudi, Torino 1974 (or every reprint).
3) G. Rodari, Esercizi di fantasia, Editori Riuniti, Roma 2006.
4) A short paper about a reading promotion’s project (more information during the course and on web notice board).
The exam consists of two-hours’ written text based on argumentative and reflexive open-questions. To take with you the paper on reading promotion’s project the day of the exam.
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