Teaching Literature
Cod: 52039
Department: DH
Scientific area: Literature
Total working hours: 208
Total contact time: 55

This curricular unit aims to enhance the reasoning about the teaching of literature, providing reference texts of opinion and of theoretical character to the students as a frame.
It is also desirable that the students may look into the links between the teaching of a language and the teaching of literature, and decide on a sustainable position on the question of the relevance of a literary education and of its contribution for the development of reading competencies. In this context, the most relevant perspectives available in both national and international studies will be analysed.

Literary reading and the competencies that it demands, as well as the literary text’s methodologies of analysis in school are the systematic study object. It is intended that the students will become able to position themselves critically on this questions. It is also intended to develop competencies of analysis in the appreciation of “Portuguese” and “Portuguese literature” curricular syllabus.

1.The school and the teaching of literature
. Literary culture and education in contemporary society
. Reading competency
. Language and literature in teaching Portuguese
2.Reading a literary text
. Theoretical paradigms of the literary studies
. Methodologies for approaching literary texts
. Reading literary texts in school: analysis and interpreting
3.The syllabus of “Portuguese” and “Portuguese Literature” in Basic (2nd and 3rd Cycles) and Secondary School
. Deep study of these syllabuses
. Analysis of the links between teaching levels
. Critical considerations

AAVV. Littérature et enseignement, Paris: Hachette, 1988.
AGUIAR E SILVA, V. M.. Teoria da Literatura ( 8ª edição). Coimbra: Almedina. 1994.
BURGUERA, M. Luísa (ed.). Textos Clásicos de Teoría de la Literatura. Madrid: Cátedra, 2005.
DIONÍSIO, Maria de Lurdes da Trindade. A construção escolar de comunidades de leitores. Leituras do Manual de Português. Coimbra: Almedina, 2000.
HAWTHORN, Jeremy. Studying the Novel. 5th ed. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005.
MELLO, Cristina. O Ensino da Literatura e a Problemática dos Géneros Literários. Coimbra: Almedina, 1998.
REIS, Carlos. O Conhecimento da Literatura. Introdução aos Estudos Literários. 4ª reimp., Coimbra: Almedina, 2008.
Rivera, G. G. Didáctica de la literatura para la enseñanza primaria y secundaria. Madrid: Ediciones Akal, 1995.
ROUXEL, Annie. Enseigner la lecture littéraire. Rennes: PUR, 1996.
RYAN, Michael. Literary Theory: a practical introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.

E-learning (fully online).

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.