Universität Wien FIND

126232 VK MEd 01A/B: VK Specific Issues in Language Learning and Teaching / Specific Issues in EFL Teaching (2020W)

Digital Education in the Literary Language Classroom

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

HYBRID = mix of online and on-site sessions.
On-site sessions will be on the following dates:
15.10., 10.12., and 28.1.
All other sessions will be online.

Thursday 08.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 15.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 22.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 29.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 26.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 17.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 14.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 21.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Digital
Thursday 28.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17


Aims, contents and method of the course

Digital education is currently a rather ill-defined educational aim that still needs practical experiments and adjustments as well as accompanying research. In this course, we will be taking a pro-active stance and analyse the potentials of literary genres for digital education within English language classrooms.

In Austrian secondary schools, literature has seen a backlash due to a strong focus on (more easily) testable aspects of language in standardised tests and exams. Out of the many potentials of literary genres, this course will focus on media education, though not exclusively.

Topics will thus be
• Definitions and contexts of media education
• Media education within ELT
• Methods of literary teaching and learning in ELT
• Short literary genres and their potential for literary learning and media education
• Digital forms of literary and creative language use

Supported by the Center for Teaching and Learning we will also explore possibilities to use advanced features of Moodle and programme our own digital learning tools to promote literary learning in our classrooms.

When discussing poetry - be it digital, virtual, offline, as writer or reader - Matt Holland, founder and organizer of the Swindon Festival of Literature, UK, and many poetry-related events will be joining our course (online) for discussion and our questions.

The course is designed to support you in developing a thorough understanding of media education in ELT, its practicalities and potentials – with a focus on literary learning.

We will have a mixture of readings and discussions, presentations, lesson planning, programming and for those who want, also some creative writing for ourselves.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment is based on:
1) class participation 15%
2) short assignments 30%
3) presentation of teaching project/material 15%
4) short formal paper 40%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements ("zwingend vorgeschriebene Leistungen"): You are expected to
1. read/upload/complete the set assignments
2. submit a short formal paper of approx. 2300 words (max. 40 points - research basis 15 p., discussion 15 p., organization and language 10 p.)
3. present a teaching project, individually or in pairs (max. 40 points - lesson plans 10 p., rationale 10 p., materials 10 p., presentation 10 p.)

Grading scale:
Sehr gut (1): 100-90 points
Gut (2): 89-80 points
Befriedigend (3): 79-70 points
Genügend (4): 69-60 points
Nicht genügend (5): 59-0 points

Examination topics

Details on short formal paper, project presentation, and regular assignments will be provided on Moodle.

Reading list

Will be provided on Moodle or in the departmental library.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA UF EN 046/507
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.1-623; MA UF 01A + B
Lehrinhalt: 12-4811

Last modified: Tu 28.06.2022 00:18