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 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

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Who is this course for?

Literature for children has revealed itself as one of the most powerful paths in education. It’s through the pedagogical contents in books that the student will access any area of knowledge. This group of literary work is significantly the ‘road’ which will lead to the development of imagination, emotions and feelings through pleasure. Currently, evolution has brought us the eBooks. Whatever the context, what is important is to
maintain the close connection between the child and books since an early age. In general, it’s part of the common sense to acknowledge the importance of Literature for Children in the holistic development of the child, given its countless benefits. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

This training course will focus on theory and practice. The above contents will be discussed in
the classroom to clear way to the practice, which will focus in reading and writing dynamics
held indoors and outdoors. The final product will be the creation of a paperback or digital book
for children.

Outcomes
  • Understand Literature for Children and its history.

  • Discover iconic figures of Literature for Children.

  • Identify different genres in Literature for Children.

  • Point out the main features of children’s books.

  • Recognize the role of mediation in reading.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of working with children's literature from different perspectives in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in the use of children's literature in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • What is Literature for Children

  • History of Literature for Children

  • Main literary references and landmarks

  • Reading mediation and mediator of Reading

  • Diversity of literary genres

  • Storytelling techniques

  • Main features of a children’s book according to different age levels: text and
    illustration

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.

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