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124083 VK BEd 08a.3: VK Literature for Language Teachers (2021W)

Political Poetry, Instapoetry, Song Lyrics, Spoken Word

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 20.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 27.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 03.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 10.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 17.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 24.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 01.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 15.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 12.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 19.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 26.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Lyric texts are short, intense, memorable and fun – and thus ideal for use in the foreign language classroom. Adding to its long and impressive history, poetry in recent years has developed exciting new forms of lyric expression (spoken word, instapoetry, computer poetry, rap, etc.), winning the genre an enthusiastic young readership and giving it a modern, popular appeal.

In this course, we will explore the didactic potential of this vibrant genre, looking at how we can make the most of poetry’s radical subjectivity and emotional intensity, its alluring rhythm, innovative language and explorative thought in the literature classroom. Whether it is Patience Agbabi’s performance poetry on issues of racial and gender-related identity, Michael Rosen’s children’s poetry on bullying, or Wilfred Owen’s harrowing vignettes of World War I, lyric texts need few words to convey to us the essence of an experience which would otherwise remain foreign and inaccessible.

One focus of our VK will be placed firmly on the use of poetry as a means to engage with other identities and ways of seeing, providing learners with opportunities to develop empathy and enhance their cultural competence. Using, amongst other examples, Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb” (2021), we will employ poetry as a means to engage learners’ critical thinking skills and advance their historical and political awareness. Students will work with poetry’s physical properties (by reciting, rapping, singing, shouting, and acting out poetry), and tasks will feature a variety of lyric prompts to invite learners to be linguistically creative and produce lyric texts of their own.

In an extensive introductory section, students will be given tools for a pragmatic literary analysis suitable for use at school. There will be ample information including several practice tasks on how to write this course’s proseminar/BEd-paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

• Regular (on- and offline) attendance and preparation of assigned weekly readings
• Active participation in class on- and offline
• Short writing assignments
• BEd paper or proseminar paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance: No more than two lessons may be missed without certified medical reason. If a doctor’s note is produced, a third lesson may be missed but will need to be compensated for at the teachers’ discretion. If more than three lessons are missed, this results in failing the course.

Active participation: 10%
Short written assignments: 25%
Academic paper: 65%

Points must be collected in all of these areas to pass. The pass mark is 60%.
1: 100 – 98,99%
2: 89,98 – 79,99%
3: 79,98 – 69,99%
4: 69,98 – 60%
5: 59,99% and below

Examination topics

Student papers and assignments are expected to apply the contents of this course in a didactically meaningful way.
For detailed info please see moodle.

Reading list

Details will be announced in session 1.
Literature and relevant links will be published on moodle.
Relevant background reading: Naylor/Wood. Teaching poetry: Reading and responding to poetry in the secondary classroom. London: Routledge, 2012.

Association in the course directory

Studium: BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: BEd 8a.3
Lehrinhalt: 12-4683

Last modified: Tu 21.09.2021 10:29