The Didactics of the Italian Language (p) (2006/2007)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Longo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
- - -
Language of instruction
2nd semester dal Feb 19, 2007 al Jun 1, 2007.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

the aim of this course is to provide students with the essential skills and competences connected with Italian literature teaching from a methodological and epistemological point of view. In this sense, an objective will be taken into particular consideration: to enable students to approach literary texts by using updated teaching techniques, tools and instructional strategies. The course will also initiate students to create models of knowledge based on the demands of teaching activities. These models will be directed to point out the educational significance of research on literature, by emphasizing the interaction between the knowledge of the discipline and psychological and pedagogical competences.


Contents of the course: objectives and purposes of literary education. Literature and literariness. Factors creating literary communication and their connection with the analysis of literary texts. Modular didactics in relation to brief and multimedia didactics. Strategies and tactical methods to approach a text. Literature and psychology: motivational and meta-cognitive aspects. Literature and the anthropological approach: from text surrounding to its conscious exploitation, in class and in the so called “decentred school class”.

Assessment methods and criteria

the student’s preparation will be checked through an oral exam that will evaluate his/her understanding of the three subjects of the programme.