Literature and Arts in Language Teaching

Course Information
TitleΛογοτεχνία και Τέχνες στη Γλωσσική Διδασκαλία / Literature and Arts in Language Teaching
CodeΕΔΞΓ 583
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600016526


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Skills Development
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
Familiarisation with the theoretical framework regarding the use of literature and arts as an educational tool. • Acquaintance with ways of approaching literature; development of reflective thinking and creative skills • Organisation of projects and labs for the application of those theoretical models in class. • Familiarisation of students with practising methods and techniques for the introduction of arts in teaching • Experiential approaches through group work and improvisations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on the various ways in which the arts and the literature can become a learning tool for all levels and stages of the educational procedure. Learning is creative, experiential, interactive and incremental; thus, the ultimate objective is students' familiarisation with the use of practices through which the arts may empower teaching. Dancing, music, theatre, painting, photography, cinema, architecture, but even pantomime, graffiti, comics, graphics, video games, etc. may trigger learning not as separate school subjects but also as cross-curricular links. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to become aware of some ways in which the arts interweave between them but also with the learning procedure. Students' assessment will be based on project work as well as on a written project which will be presented in class but also analysed in a final paper.
literature, arts, education, critical thinking
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations, students access the platform elearning where all lectures and presentations are uploaded. Communication with students takes place via emails and announcements on the elearning platform
Course Organization
Written assigments1977.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Atherton, C., Green, A., Snapper, G. Teaching English Literature 1619: An Essential Guide. National Association for the Teaching of English, (NATE). London and New York: Routledge, 2013. Barker, Clive. Theatre Games Bloomfield, Anne and Childs, John. Teaching Integrated Arts in the Primary School: Dance, Drama, Music and the Visual Arts. David Fulton Publishers, 2000. Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and NonActors. Bracher, M. Radical Pedagogy: Identity, Generativity and Social Transformation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Brady, Martha and Gleason, Patsy T. Artstarts: Drama, Music, Movement, Puppetry, and Storytelling Activities/Grades K6. Teacher Ideas Press, 1994 Cassidy, Marsha. The Art of Storytelling: Creative Ideas for Preparation and Performance. Meriwether Publishing, 1994. Goldberg, Merryl. Arts and Learning: An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings. Heathcote, Dorothy and Gavin Bolton. Drama for Learning: Dorothy Heathcote's Mantle of the Expert Approach to Education. 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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