Early Literacy and Children's Literature (2021/2022)
The teaching is organized as follows:
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Knowledge and understanding Module 1: Literature for early childhood 1. To know the didactic, educational and cultural functions of early childhood literature. 2. To Understand the cultural, educational, didactic and goals of children's literature in a perspective of educational continuity between early childhood and the subsequent stages of children's lives. 3. To Know and understand what are the content and stylistic elements that characterize the best national and international production of texts for early childhood. Module 2: Laboratory of Literature for Early Childhood 1. To know and understand the different methodological possibilities to propose literary texts for early childhood. 2. To know and understand the importance of educational and educational functions for children of all ages, who are connected to the practice of reading aloud. Applying knowledge and understanding Module 1: Literature for early childhood 1. Knowing how to relate theoretical and methodological knowledge to teaching activities with children. 2. To use the theories and methods learned; formulate projects and educational interventions in a perspective of continuity. 3. To recognize and analyze quality literary texts, according to well-defined scientific criteria, valid not only in the context of early childhood but also in later childhood contexts, in a perspective of educational continuity. Module 2: Laboratory of Literature for Early Childhood 1. To perform reading aloud in a diversified way in relation to the different types of literary texts. 2. To choose the most appropriate methodology to propose to children of early childhood the different types of narrative texts, always having a unified vision and continuity with the successive phases of childhood ages.
The course intends to introduce the student to early children’s literature (ages 0-3). The course is developed in a perspective of continuity with the other age groups, according to a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach. Specifically, the course topics include: the role of reading for toddlers and babies; the new educational functions of Children’s Literature; picturebook grammar; problematic and recurring features in baby books; read-aloud techniques and multimodal storytelling performance techniques.
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The exam consists in a two-hour written test, with argumentative and reflective open-ended questions. This program will be valid for one academic year 2021/2022, this is to say until September 2022.
Both attending and distance-learning students are welcome, but attendance is strongly recommended, whenever possible, so that students may experience and contribute to the workshop-based teaching.
The study materials for the exam include two lecture notebooks with a selection of essays by different authors. The two lecture notebooks are edited by Silvia Blezza Picherle and Luca Ganzerla. They are avaible at Quiedit (Via S. Francesco, 7, 37129 Verona VR).