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LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN
LETTERATURA PER L'INFANZIA

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 5
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi

Assigned to the Degree Course

Education Sciences (L-19)
Curriculum: EDUCATORE DEI SERVIZI EDUCATIVI PER L'INFANZIA
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course the student knows the cultural context in which children's literature has historycally found itself; knows how to analyse children's books, distinguishing between commercial, strictly educational, and literary products; knows how to make connections between a literary, a filmic, a visual text directed to children or having children as their focus; knows the main theories concerning the study of children's literature; knows how to conceive educational and didactic project to promote the pleasure of reading.

Program

Introduction to teaching and presentation of the program (1 lesson)

The pleasure of reading (1 lesson)

Fairy tales, classics and contemporary narrative: a general look (1 lesson)

Specific in-depth study of the cultural, social and pedagogical history of childhood seen and read through the highest works of children's literature from the nineteenth century to the present, including the classic and contemporary "family portraits", to observe the different ways of doing and being family through the lens of children's and children's literature (6 lessons).

Visual Storytelling: picturebooks, wordlessbooks and the artistic, expressive and communicative potential of illustrations (2 lessons)

Film narratives: from cartoons to Japanese animated features by director Hayao Miyazaki (3 lessons)

Gender issues: starting from words and images to orient yourself on the theme (1 lesson)

Illustrated albums and new families (1 lesson)

The question of interculturality linked to the theme of citizenship, coexistence, confrontation. The theme of migrant childhoods will be addressed through stories in which the narrated identities are not qualified only with the nationality of origin (1 lesson).

The theme of bullying analyzed through children's literature (1 lesson)

The educational relationship between childhood and nature in children's literature: narratives that tend to return childhood directly to the heart of the green, stories that claim the atavistic belonging of the child to Nature (1 lesson)

Program summary (1 lesson)

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

In relation to the discipline the student will have to show:

- mastery of basic knowledge related to the discipline of children's literature;

- the understanding of the basic concepts of children's literature and the educational implications;

- the ability to understand and critically analyse children's literary production in the light of the specific knowledge acquired in the pedagogical, literary and historical fields; the ability to make links between literary, filmic and iconographic text and to investigate with appropriate tools the massmediological extensions of children's literature;

- the ability to use knowledge and concepts to design educational and didactic interventions for reading education and the pleasure of reading, for narrative and visual, shared and individual expressiveness education.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

During the course, beside the lectures, many books, or pages of books, will be read, shown, projected onto a screen and analysed together, as well as illustrations and films having children as protagonists, in order to try and grasp (with the help of the best literary and artistic metaphores and images) the inner world of childhood.

Attendance

None

Course books

-  Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi, Ritratti di famiglia. Immagini e rappresentazioni nella storia della letteratura per l’infanzia, Pisa, ETS, 2018.

-  Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi, Hayao Miyazaki. Sguardi oltre la nebbia, Roma, Carocci, 2013.

Students have to read 2 novels of children's literature proposed within the volume Ritratti di famiglia. Immagini e rappresentazioni nella storia della letteratura per l’infanzia (ETS, 2018).

Additional optional bibliographical information:

-  Gianni Rodari, Grammatica della fantasia. Introduzione all'arte di inventare storie, Torino: Einaudi, 1973.

-  Pino Boero, Una storia, tante storie. Guida all'opera di Gianni Rodari, Trieste: Einaudi, 2020.

-  Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi, (a cura di), Frontiere. Nuovi orizzonti della Letteratura per l'infanzia. pp. 1-174, Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2020.

Assessment

The exam consists of a written test (questionnaire with open and closed answers) on the topics covered in the course.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

- relevance and effectiveness of the answers in relation to the content of the program;

- the level of articulation of the answer;

- adequacy of the disciplinary language used.

Each of the criteria is evaluated on a four-level value/judgment scale with equal weight assigned to each criterion. The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

-  Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi, Ritratti di famiglia. Immagini e rappresentazioni nella storia della letteratura per l’infanzia, Pisa, ETS, 2018.

-  Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi, Hayao Miyazaki. Sguardi oltre la nebbia, Roma, Carocci, 2013.

Students have to read 2 novels of children's literature proposed within the volume Ritratti di famiglia. Immagini e rappresentazioni nella storia della letteratura per l’infanzia (ETS, 2018).

Additional optional bibliographical information:

-  Gianni Rodari, Grammatica della fantasia. Introduzione all'arte di inventare storie, Torino: Einaudi, 1973.

-  Pino Boero, Una storia, tante storie. Guida all'opera di Gianni Rodari, Trieste: Einaudi, 2020.

-  Maria Teresa Trisciuzzi, (a cura di), Frontiere. Nuovi orizzonti della Letteratura per l'infanzia. pp. 1-174, Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2020.

Assessment

The exam consists of a written test (questionnaire with open and closed answers) on the topics covered in the course.

The evaluation criteria are as follows:

- relevance and effectiveness of the answers in relation to the content of the program;

- the level of articulation of the answer;

- adequacy of the disciplinary language used.

Each of the criteria is evaluated on a four-level value/judgment scale with equal weight assigned to each criterion. The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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