54769 - Pedagogy of Narration

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  • Teacher Emma Beseghi

  • Credits 8

  • SSD M-PED/02

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: - knows the main paradigms of the narrative in relation to representations of the forms of diversity; - he's able to orient themselves in the literary and narratological, knows the complexity of the meanings of the narrative text and knows the landscape of literary genres and narrative; - he knows the categories of analysis of the imaginary and the circularity of the themes and icons in the process of contamination between the language of fiction: literature, film, theater; - he's aware of the value of "care", representation and processing, real and symbolic, played by the knowledge of the history and the stories carried by the user in the quality of relationships and communication even in relation to disadvantage ; - he knows the characteristics of the specific setting of the moment narrator and the main theoretical contributions in the field of psychology, pedagogy, anthropology; - he's able to design educational interventions-training that enhance the recognition of the need to narrate/narrate themselves in setting narrating, through the metaphors of narrative fictions; - he's able to identify the network ties with services such as libraries, film libraries, theaters, laboratories contexts expressive-creative, enhancing the specificity of the language; - he's able to design training courses and refresher courses to the figures of education and cultural mediation; - he's able to design research paths narrating, able to rediscover the narrator of each user and / or group of users; - is able to navigate the form of narrative and propose pathways; - he's able to evaluate the implemented functions care of storytelling and narrating setting in rehabilitation and social intervention projects; - he knows how to evaluate interventions to exchange social / cultural heritage through the centrality of stories where the user is a carrier; - he's able to communicate effectively both interindividual both at group level through the logs and specific modalities of the narrative; - he's able to select and propose approaches to tell and to tell themselves mediated by reading, writing, oral storytelling, acting, etc.; - he's able to use tools of analysis and comparison relating to the content and conceptual apparatus of discipline and knows critically orientate in literary scene, film, theatrical.

Course contents

The course aims to study the relationship between childhood fascination with the stories and to closely observe the irreplaceable role that stories play themselves in the path of growth and training, as in the relationship between childhood and adult world.

The contents and methods of pedagogy of the narrative are a privileged field for those who work in the relationship with children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, specifically in uncomfortable situations that require knowledge and skills related to the themes of imagination and storytelling.

In addition , the course aims to link the pleasure of the text written in a variety of suggestions: from novels for boys to picture book, from literary fictions to fiction film.


1)Compulsory text: Beseghi, E., Grilli, G. (a cura di), Letteratura invisibile. Infanzia e libri per bambini, Carocci, Roma, 2011;

2)Comupulsory text: Beseghi, E. (a cura di), Infanzia e racconto, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2008;

3)Compulsory text: one essay text to be chosen from among the following:

- Bernardi, M., Frabetti, R., Naviganti. Ragazzi e teatro: incontri di laboratorio, incontri di vita, ETS, Pisa, 2013;


- A. Faeti, I tesori nelle isole non trovate, Junior, Bergamo, 2018.

4)Chapter mandatory: Bernardi, M., Il raccontare, le storie e l'invisibile della cura, in M. Contini, M. Manini, La cura in educazione, Carocci, Roma, 2007;

5)Readings choice: Compulsory text, La letteratura invisibile, contains many references to novels, fairy tales, movies, picture books and other products of the imaginary. The student, on the basis of their curiosity, must choose between three proposals novels, picture books, fairy tales, movies or other multimedia.

Teaching methods

The course will move on the path of the links between strands highlighted in basic texts and specific stimuli arising from reading, from the vision of images, movies, video games, etc.

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Video and projections

Office hours

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