Literature in Education

Course Information
TitleΛογοτεχνία στην Εκπαίδευση / Literature in Education
CodeΕΚΠ 501
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004055


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glṓssa, Logotechnía kai PSīfiaká Mésa stīn EkpaídeusīCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will: - familiarize themselves with the theoretical framework of using literature in education - explore the diverse methods of approaching literature for a more multidimensional educational model - develop their critical thinking and creative abilities - organize projects aiming to put theory to practice in a classroom environment
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Literature, Education, Social Issues
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations/ course material uploaded on elearning. Communication with the students via email.
Course Organization
Written assigments1284.7
Student Assessment
In-class participation, oral presentations, projects, research paper
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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.
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