HISTORY OF POPULAR AND EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
cod. 1008643

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
SALVARANI Luana
Academic discipline
Storia della pedagogia (M-PED/02)
Field
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
Basic
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding: knowledge of an historical outline of the course content, of the concept of popular/juvenile reader in the given context, and of the features of the related texts.

Applying knowledge and understanding: being able to explain some texts of the given period, using simple pedagogical-literary tools, and to reflect on their possible educational use.
Making judgements: being able to express opinions with due motivation: this is the main transversal goal of the course.

Communication skills: Ability to explain one's own work in reading and interpretating texts with a correct and appropriate language.

Learning skills: being able to reflect critically on one's own knowledge, in proportion with individual talents.

Prerequisites

None.

Course unit content

A PEOPLE'S HISTORY.
Historical narratives and popular and juvenile literature in 19th-century Italy

Full programme

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Bibliography

REFERENCE
Vincenzo Schirripa, L’Ottocento dell’alfabeto italiano. Maestri, scuole e saperi (La Scuola, 2017)

SOURCES
Giuseppe Revere, Narrazioni storiche pei giovinetti (1855)
(download from Elly)

Matteo Gatta, Storia d’Italia ad uso delle scuole elementari e popolari (1863)
https://books.google.it/books?id=yaRwnpKq11gC&hl=it (6° ed., 1874)

Raffaele Altavilla, Cento racconti di storia patria ad uso delle scuole elementari e tecniche (1865)
https://books.google.it/books?id=1lDoN1Zm95QC&hl=it (6° ed., 1873)

Carlo Romussi, Storia d’Italia narrata al popolo (1875)
https://books.google.it/books?id=_3U4cCXjRcMC&hl=it

PAPERS
F. Mineccia, Fare gli italiani. La divulgazione della storia nazionalenel primo cinquantennio postunitario
A. Ascenzi, L’insegnamento della storia nelle scuole elementari post unitarie in una relazione di Pietro Dazzi
(download from Elly)

***ABOUT ORIGINAL SOURCES****
Students learning Italian as a second language could find difficulties in reading 19th-century sources. In this case, please contact me for agreements on the program.

Teaching methods

Lecture; classroom reading with comments; debate in the classroom; close reading training on selected texts.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
The passing mark is achieved if the students shows both these accomplishments:
a) Has read thoroughly the compulsory texts and is able to locate them in time and space;
b) Has reflected upon the educational problems/questions posited in the texts and has tried to give a personal interpretation.

Other information

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