Teaching Italian Literature

A.Y. 2021/2022
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide a complete preparation on the didactics of Italian literature in the various orders and grades of secondary school. In this regard, the most important thematic nuclei of the discipline will be exposed and the problems encountered in the teaching practice will be widely discussed. Starting from the observation that literature is essentially constituted by works and that it lives in works, we will focus not only on the theories expressed by scholars but also on texts. The course will therefore consolidate the contents of the history of Italian literature (authors, works, genres and currents) and the possession of the fundamental elements of interpretation and decoding of literary textuality, in order to evaluate effective teaching strategies also with reference to the processes of communication and the mechanisms of modern publishing production.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge
The course intends to provide students with a knowledge of the main methodologies of teaching Italian literature in order to encourage a critical approach to the methods and possibilities offered by the tools of modern didactics.
In terms of knowledge, the student will master the following contents:
History and epistemological foundations of the discipline; main orientations in the various orders and grades of secondary school; teaching methodologies, techniques and tools; critical-comparative analysis of the most popular literature textbooks in use in secondary school; teaching methods, tools and technologies to foster learning, also in situations of special educational needs and DSA; centrality of the text for literary learning (from the text to linguistic structures, from the text to the historical-cultural context, the question of the canon, some exemplary cases); evaluation of knowledge and evaluation by competencies.

Competencies
In terms of competencies the student:
will reflect on the epistemological status of the discipline; will investigate the complex and heterogeneous mechanisms that contribute to the disciplinary corricular and extra-corricular assessment; will evaluate the problematic aspects in the didactic practice in order to know how to then choose effective teaching methodologies in relation to the context in which they will be acting; will know how to design autonomous, original and complex teaching strategies.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training atctivities for academic year 2021/2022 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The course is divided into two parts.
PART A: literature teaching: reasons, history and methods of the discipline.
PART B: literature teaching today: challenges in the present school.
Prerequisites for admission
The course requires knowledge of the history of Italian literature (authors, works, literary genres and literary currents) and knowledge of the fundamental elements of interpretation and decoding of literary textuality.
Teaching methods
Most of the course will be represented by frontal lesson supplemented by collaborative learning activities. A relevant part of the course will be dedicated to direct work on texts.
Teaching Resources
- Erminia Ardissino (a cura di), Insegnare italiano nella scuola secondaria, Mondadori, Milano, 2018.
- Mario Barenghi, Cosa possiamo fare con il fuoco. Letteratura e altri ambienti, Quodlibet, Macerata 2013.
- Luca Serianni, L'ora di italiano, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2012.
- Guido Armellini, La letteratura in classe. L'educazione letteraria e il mestiere dell'insegnante, Unicopli, Milano 2008.
- Hermann Grosser, Insegnare letteratura oggi: storia e canone, in «Archivio Storico Ticinese», seconda serie, n. 145, giugno 2009, pp. 89-100 [disponibile sulla piattaforma Ariel].
- Hermann Grosser, Che fare del testo? Testo, metodo e storia nell'esercizio delle competenze, in Paolo Giovannetti (a cura di), La letteratura in cui viviamo. Saggi e interventi sulle competenze letterarie (n. 26 della rivista «I Quaderni della ricerca», Loescher Editore - Università IULM, 2015, pp. 51-60 [disponibile sulla piattaforma Ariel].

Ulteriori materiali saranno forniti nella piattaforma Ariel durante lo svolgimento delle lezioni.

Per ulteriori approfondimenti si consiglia la lettura, non obbligatoria, di uno dei seguenti volumi a scelta:
- Gino Roncaglia, L'età della frammentazione. Cultura del libro e scuola digitale, Laterza, Roma- Bari, 2020.
- Simone Giusti, Didattica della letteratura 2.0, Carocci, Roma 2015.
- Jerome Bruner, La cultura dell'educazione. Nuovi orizzonti per la scuola, Feltrinelli, Milano 2015.
- Remo Ceserani, Convergenze, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2010.
- Massimo Recalcati, L'ora di lezione, Einaudi, Torino 2014.
- Romano Luperini, Insegnare la letteratura oggi, Manni, Lecce 2013.
- Luca Dell'Omo (a cura di), Una musa che non incanta, Cesati, Firenze 2013.
- Anna Rita Rati (a cura di), Il lavoro sui testi. Proposte per la scuola secondaria, Morlacchi, Perugia 2015.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will consist in an oral examination: the student will deal with the topics developed in the reference bibliografy and manuals; will demonstrate the correct knowledge of the key words and concepts in didactic reflection; will have to argue critically on the proposed topics.
The evaluation will be based on possession of didactic-disciplinary skills, on the relevance and correctness of the answers, on the clarity and ownership of the exposure and on the terminological appropriateness in use. The exam will be passed with a minimum mark of 18/30.
Warning
International or Erasmus incoming students are invited to promptly contact the teacher responsible of the course.
The exam procedures for students with disabilities and / or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent Office.
Examination calendar
The calendar of examinations, durations, locations, how to register for the sessions will be promptly communicated on the Ariel website of the course.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/10 - ITALIAN LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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