Course: Children's Literature in English 1

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Course title Children's Literature in English 1
Course code KAN/ADL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Quinn Justin John, Doc.
  • Lišková Libuše, Mgr. M.A.
Course content
Lectures cover these topics: literature for the youngest; fairy tales, myths, legends and fables; imaginary worlds in children?s literature; classic works of children?s literature; poetry for children; history of children?s literature

Learning activities and teaching methods
Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
enrollment in teacher preparation study program
learning outcomes
Students are able to - Discuss works of particular writers (identify main themes and literary forms of the writer) - Explain the use of literature at lower secondary level - Give examples of the use of children's literature in teaching English at lower secondary level
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar
Textual studies
assessment methods
Test
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Brown S. Focus on European Fairy Tales.. London, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 1992.
  • Carpenter H. & Prichard M. The Oxford Companion to Children´s Literature.. Oxford, OUP, 1994.
  • Hunt P. Literature for Children. Contemporary Criticism.. London, Routledge, 1992.
  • Meek M., Warlow A. and G. Barton. The Cool Web. The Pattern of Children's Reading.. London, The Bodley Head, 1977.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter