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124084 VK BEd 08a.3: VK Literature for Language Teachers (2021W)

Black Lives Matter: Cultural Learning through Literature

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. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 20.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 27.10. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 03.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 10.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 17.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 24.11. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 01.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 15.12. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 12.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 19.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Wednesday 26.01. 18:15 - 19:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Racism and systemic injustice have persisted over centuries and remain sadly topical today. As teachers, we have a crucial role to play in helping young learners develop critical awareness and take their first steps towards active social change. In many respects, literature featuring issues of racial discrimination is an ideal tool to provide learning experiences which foster the emotional engagement and political curiosity of young students of EFL.

In our course, we will examine how literature can be used to alert learners to racially motivated inequality, its history and its complex intersections with economic, social, and cultural power structures. We will be reading (YAL-)novels, poems and plays by African-American, Black British, Caribbean and South-African writers, texts which despite their historical and cultural diversity are united by the deep and lasting impact of colonial and racial oppression on their protagonists’ lives. We will see how literature can help learners understand the inner workings of racism in a very direct, ‘visceral’ way, and we will discuss culturally responsive teaching practices geared at making the teaching of literature more inclusive for culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse students.

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) to assist students with writing 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%
Small 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 more detailed information please see moodle.

Reading list

Will be announced in session 1.
Relevant background reading: Johnston/Mangat. Reading Practices, Postcolonial Literature, and Cultural Mediation in the Classroom. Boston: Sense, 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