Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Language Teaching and Literature 3

Language Teaching and Literature 3
6
10612
3
First semester
OB
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish
If the student is enrolled for the English track then classes for that subject will be taught in the same language.

Teaching staff


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Introduction

In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.


This subject encourages students to be aware of children's and young people's literature at school, and it offers teaching strategies to bring students closer to the correct selection of texts. 

The two morning groups will be taught through blended learning. The evening group (double degree) will be online.

 

DURING THE COURSE 20-21 AND DUE TO THE CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE HEALTH SITUATION RELATED TO COVID 19, THIS SUBJECT WILL BE TAUGHT IN TWO DIFFERENT MODALITIES FOR THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON SHIFTS.

IN THE MORNING SHIFT THE MODE WILL BE SEMI-PRESENT AND IN THE AFTERNOON SHIFT IT WILL BE TOTALLY ONLINE. IN BOTH CASES, THE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE SAME.

TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT, BECAUSE OF THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF SHOWING TWO MODALITIES IN THE SAME TEACHING GUIDE, THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES AND THE EVALUATION ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT NIGHT WILL ALL BE IN ONLINE FORMAT.


Objectives

- To be aware of the importance of language in society and it's treatment in schools.

- To know how to establish specific work plans in multilingual contexts, using an entrepreneurial spirit.

- To make known relevant children's and young adult works of different literary genres and trends.

- To carry out interpretative readings of literary texts and provide necessary strategies.

- To promote students' critical and aesthetic ability.

- To learn to value the purpose of children's literature in the school, in children from six to twelve years of age.

- To reach analitical and assessment standards of media for children's and young adult literature.

- To use tools and resources to promote children's literature and reading encouragement.

Competencies

  • CEM-45 - To acquire literary knowledge and be familiar with children’s literature.
  • CEM-49 - To foment reading and the critical commentary of texts and to encourage writing.
  • CEM-53 - To develop and evaluate curriculum content through appropriate teaching resources, and to promote the corresponding basic skills in pupils.
  • CET-1 - Interpersonal responsibility: to be aware of professional performance and influence on students. To have the skills and knowledge to manage group processes and communication for good collaboration with and between students.
  • CET-3 - Expertise in the subject taught and teaching methodologies: to have the required knowledge in the subject taught and to know which teaching methods should be applied to create a good learning environment where students can acquire the cultural baggage they need to live in society. and to do so in an up-to-date, professional and systematic manner.
  • CET-5 - Collaboration with colleagues in the profession: to have the knowledge and skills required to make a professional contribution to the teaching environment in the school, in professional relationships, and to achieve a good school organization.
  • CG-02 - To communicate clearly and correctly in the language of instruction (Catalan and Spanish), orally and in writing, in accordance with level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
  • CG-03 - To be able to communicate in English at level B1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
  • CG-04 - To promote and facilitate attention to the unique educational needs of students, gender equality, fairness and respect for human rights, in the contexts of learning and social harmony, both in the school and in relation to the surroundings.
  • CG-09 - To be familiar with the elements that make up creativity, the different levels of proficiency and how to develop this skill as much as possible.
  • CG-10 - To be familiar with the elements that make up entrepreneurial spirit, the different levels of proficiency and how to develop this skill as much as possible.
  • CG-11 - To be familiar with the elements that make up the quality-based approach, the different levels of proficiency and how to develop this skill as much as possible.

Learning outcomes

3. Understands the importance of language in society and it's treatment in the school.

6. Programmes the area of language and literature on the basis of the competencies established in the primary level curriculum, oriented towards quality. (*PLC)

10. Establishes specific work plans designed for multilingual contexts with an entrepreneurial spirit.

11. Understands the importance of literature and sets it in the context of study.

12. Knows and understands what literary competence entails and it's role in the primary level curriculum.

13. Uses methodological techniques to promote literary strategies, and does so with an entrepreneurial spirit.

14. Is acquainted with the different literary options adequate for the different primary cycles.

15. Controls the different literary genres which can be worked at primary level.

Syllabus

13. Epistemological framework of Language and Literature Didactics: psychological, sociological y pedagogical foundations.

14. Language and school.

22. Language learning situations in multilingual contexts: plans, resources and strategies.

24. The literary competence in primary level education.

25. Methodological strategies to promote literary competence.

26. Children's and young adult literature in primary level education.

27. The literary genres in children's and young adult literature.

Teaching and learning activities

In blended



COMPETENCESMETHODOLOGYTRAINING ACTIVITY
CEM-45 CET-3 CG-04 CG-07 CG-08 CG-09 CG-10 CG-11 Presentation methods / lecture Theory classes
Individual / independent study and work
CEM-49 CET-1 CET-3 CG-02 CG-03 CG-04 CG-07 Cooperative learning
Case studies
Seminar-workshops
CEM-49 CEM-53 CET-1 CET-3 CG-03 CG-04 CG-07 CG-08 CG-09 CG-10 Problem-based learning
Cooperative learning
Project-based learning
Case studies
Problem-solving exercises
Practical classes
Group study and work

Evaluation systems and criteria

In blended



LEARNING OUTCOMESEVALUATION SYSTEM
3. Understands the importance of language in society and their treatment in school. Objective tests
11. Understands the importance of literature and places it in the specific context of the studies. Objective tests
12. Knows and understands what is the literary competence and its role in the elementary curriculum. Objective tests
13. Uses methodological strategies to promote literary strategy and does it with entrepreneurship. Activity design
14. Knows different literary options adequate for different cycles. Objective tests
15. Is fluent in different genres that can be worked in the primary stage. Self-evaluation
31. Collaborate with professionals and institutions related to children's literature. Projects
Performance test
Activity design
32. Develop an attitude of constant updating with respect to multilingualism and literature. Self-evaluation


The assessment of this course is continuous and attendance is compulsory. It's compulsary to attend a minimum of 60% of classes. Evaluation consists of several assignments:


MORNING GROUP (ENGLISH)

Unit 1. Test 15%

Units 2 and 3. Project 35%

Units 4 and 5. Group project 25%

Exam 20%

Attendance and participation 5%


MORNING GROUP (CATALAN)

Unit 1. Test (15%)

Unit 2. Group project (25%)

Unit 3. Individual project (25%)

Novels and recommendations (25%)

Attendance and participation (10%)

 

EVENING GROUP

Exam (30%)

Project (60%)

Attendance and participation (10%)


Assignments will not be accepted past their deadline.

Language errors (spelling, grammar, coherence, punctuation ...) in submitted assignments are susceptible to a reduction in points. In activities prepared at home: 1 point for a major error and 0.25 for minor error. In activities written in class: 0.5 point for a major error and 0.2 for a minor error. 

Bibliography and resources

Colomer, T. (1999). “Las funciones de la literatura infantil y juvenil”. T. Colomer, Introducción a la literatura infantil y juvenil, Madrid: Editorial Síntesis, 15-62.

Colomer, T. (2002). Siete llaves para valorar las historias infantiles. Madrid: Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez. (Disponible a http://www.gretel.cat/es/lecturas/pdf-per-descarregar-siete-llaves-para-valorar-historias-infantiles/)

Janer Manila, G. (2002). La literatura infantil en l’univers de l’antropologia de l’educació. T. Colomer (ed.), La literatura infantil i juvenil catalana: un segle de canvis, Bellaterra: ICE de la UAB, 23-29.

“La lectura: camí d’èxit personal, educatiu i social”, Guix, 382, 2012, 5.

Lluch, G. (2003). Análisis de narrativas infantiles y juveniles. Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Molist, P. (2012). Dins del mirall, Barcelona: Graó.

Portell, J. (2004). “Els llibres imprescindibles. 10. Què llegir?”. J. Portell (ed.) M’agrada llegir, Badalona: Ara Llibres, 146-152.

Valriu, C. (1998). “Concepte”. C. Valriu, Història de la literatura infantil i juvenil catalana, Barcelona: La Galera, 13-24.

 

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