The teaching of literature

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					The teaching of literature
Irene Pieper Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg Symposion Deutschdidaktik Strasbourg, 17/10/06

Aspects
• Literary education and the notion of „literarische Bildung“ • Curriculum developments and central purposes of literary education • Primary and secondary education: From learning with literature to learning about literature? • Canon and criteria of text selection • Reading literature, reading literacy and competences • Reading literature, assessment and „literarische Bildung“

Literarische Bildung
Notion of elite Participation in cultural life
Personal development and enrichment within society

CULTURE – culture
Domain of social

Canon

subjectivity

diverse cultural forms
Teaching literature

?!
meaningfulness

cultural techniques reading content form literary history media

Curriculum developments since the late 1970s
• Conception of language: pragmatics; communication • Diversification in literary studies • Conception of text: literary texts, pragmatic texts; other media • Focus on learning / the learner • Shift: encourage students to read / reading for personal enrichment in context

Primary and secondary education: From learning with literature to learning about literature?
• Primary school: learning to read, arts, ethics • Secondary education: traces of literary studies • Adequate reception of literary texts?

Canon and criteria of text selection
• Critique of the notion of canon • Exemplary texts • Criteria: students‘ interests; introduction to different genres / to literary history; themes; pluralism; pragmatic reasons..

Reading literature, reading literacy and competences
• Reading literacy – literary competences? • Progression in interpreting literary texts? • Scaling? • Concepts of competences – theoretical framework / branch of literary studies

Reading literature, assessment and literarische Bildung
• • • • Problems of assessment Exemplary texts Context knowledge Tension between general aims of education and operationalisation of competences, evaluation

Outlook
• Double route: reading literacy – culture of reading • LE and foreign languages in dialogue • Cross-cultural perspectives

Key Questions
• How can the specific educational benefit of dealing with literature be laid down in a European framework? • How can literature be addressed within an LE-framework so as to acknowledge different national traditions? • How can literature be addressed within an LE-framework so that both cultural memory and the present cultural diversity are reflected?


				
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