Foundations and Teaching of Italian Literature (2020/2021)

Course code
Giuseppe Longo
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezione 8 Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B Giuseppe Longo

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 1] 1 Lab. 2B Giuseppe Longo

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 2] 1 Lab. 2B Federica Zantedeschi

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 3] 1 Lab. 2B Francesca Bonafini

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 4] 1 Lab. 2B Marzia Micheletti

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Prof. Giuseppe Longo, MA, MSc, PhD
Foundations and Teaching of Italian Literature (8-credit course and 1-credit course as far as the laboratory is concerned)
Academic Year 2020/2021 – Second Semester

Course topics

Teaching italian language according to the National Guidelines provided in the ministerial decree No. 254 dated 16/11/2012 (Official Gazette No. 30 dated February 5th, 2013), supplemented by the recent ministerial document “National Guidelines and New Scenarios” published on February 22nd, 2018. Literature and literariness. The text and the reader: from structuralism to aesthetics of reception.Factors of literary communication and text analysis. Literary institutes. Modular didactics with reference to didactics based on short modules and multimedia didactics. Literacy and cognitive processes. Neurocognitive processes connected with text reading, reading comprehension and reading interpretation. Objectives, goals, and contents of literary education in the curriculum of mother tongue teaching at pre-school and primary school. Anthological study of literary texts consistent with didactic approaches to preschool and primary education. Didactic strategies and methodologies suitable to approach literary texts in order to promote the attainment of reading competencies (analysis, comprehension, interpretation, and contextualization) coherent with educational psychology. Literature, didactics, and psychology: motivational, metacognitive, emotional, and intercultural aspects. Literature and anthropological approach: from the “surroundings” of text to its informed conscious fruition in the classroom and in the other settings connected with child education.

Methods of instruction
Lectures offered by proposing either presentations or discussions.

Textbooks, reading, and materials
Class notes and materials are listed in the aforementioned bibliography in Italian.

For further information on this syllabus and more, please contact Prof. Giuseppe Longo after lectures or at

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam

The final exam will be based on multiple choice questions, closed questions, and essay questions which will concern the main topics covered by the course (unless otherwise instructed as far as the pandemic is concerned: any changes will be communicated in time to students). The grades are on a scale of 30 and the criteria for evaluation of the students’ performance will take into consideration their academic achievement as far as knowledge, skills, and competences are concerned when compared with learning goals.