Literature learnings (m) (2008/2009)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
Didattica della letteratura italiana (m) II modulo 3 L-FIL-LET/10-ITALIAN LITERATURE Secondo semestre Giuseppe Longo
Letterature antiche (m) I modulo 3 L-FIL-LET/02-GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Secondo semestre Stefano Quaglia

Learning outcomes

Module: Letterature antiche (m) I modulo
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The course aims to tackle the unavoidable problem of attitude towards the classics. What research paradigm in Greek and Latin contemporary man? What are the new ways of approach to ancient texts? We can dall'eredità this classic? The progress of oblivion, passing and awareness: as a resource for modernity daWesperienza old? The educational value of dassici and stereotypes to quell the conscience. Beyond rejection, beyond the erudition: the need for a conscious selection.


Module: Didattica della letteratura italiana (m) II modulo
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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.

Syllabus

Module: Letterature antiche (m) I modulo
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Module: Didattica della letteratura italiana (m) II modulo
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Prerequisites: general knowledge of literary history and of the basic texts of Italian literature.

Course content: this course is designed to acquaint students with various materials, teaching methods and theories appropriate for teaching literature in middle schools and high schools, including the multiple ways students and teachers interact with the text within the context of various classroom settings. The contents will be the following: objectives and purposes of literary education. Literature and literariness. Factors that make up literary communication and their connection with the analysis of literary texts. Strategic and tactical methods to approach a text. Literature and psychology: motivational and metacognitive aspects. Literature and the anthropological approach: from the different elements of a text (based on its author, readers, language, context, means of transmission) to its well-founded fruition in the classroom and in other places (e.g. libraries and museums) suitable to favour literature learning and appreciation. Strategies that promote and guide students' independent reading.

Teaching methods: lectures and talks with interaction with students.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: Letterature antiche (m) I modulo
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Module: Didattica della letteratura italiana (m) II modulo
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the student’s preparation will be assessed by an oral exam, to evaluate his/her understanding and help him/her develop both as a student and a teacher candidate of literature.