Course Content (Syllabus)
This course explores literature as inextricably linked to the educational process. Focusing on the various literary genres (poetry, short-stories, novels, plays, multimodal texts), the students will become familiar with the diverse ways literature approaches social issues, such as race, gender, ethnicity, globalization, technology and their translation into classroom practice. The course is divided into three strands: introduction to pedagogy in Literature class, approaches to genre, approaches to social issues in education.
Inherent in the pedagogic approach and design of this course is that the goal of teaching Literature is understood not merely as a method of teaching English as a second language but most significantly as a method of engaging students in critical, creative and reflexive thinking and writing about social issues bringing into view the power, effects and function of language.
Additional bibliography for study
Atherton, C., Green, A., Snapper, G. Teaching English Literature 16-19: An Essential Guide. National Association for the Teaching of English, (NATE). London and New York: Routledge, 2013.
Bracher, M. Radical Pedagogy: Identity, Generativity and Social Transformation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Moore, Alex. Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.
Stein, Pippa. Multimodal Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
Waugh, P. Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide. Oxford UP, 2006.