Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments

| University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University
| Utrecht University
| Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
ISBN 9789027234131 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267252 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments is not just about what takes place in literary classrooms. Settings do have a strong influence on student learning both directly and indirectly. These spaces may include the home, the workplace, science centers, libraries, that is, contexts that entail diverse social, physical, psychological, and pedagogical variables that facilitate learning, for example, by grouping desks in specific ways, utilizing audio, visual, and digital technologies. Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments puts together a series of empirical research studies on the different locations of teaching and learning. These studies represent literary learning environment throughout the world, including Brazil, the USA, China, Canada, Japan and several European countries such as the Netherlands, Ukraine, the UK and Malta. The studies reported describe quantitative and/or qualitative research and cover pre-primary, primary, high school, college, university, and lifelong learning environments. They refresh the enigmatic ambience that often surrounds the teaching and learning that goes on in literary studies and offer transparent, useful and replicable research and practice. Students and teachers alike are encouraged to take them and own them.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 24]  2016.  xix, 309 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
David S. Miall
Chapter 1. Empirical approaches to the study of literature in learning environments: An overview
Olivia Fialho, Sonia Zyngier and Michael Burke
Part I. Reading processes in communities of practices
Chapter 2. Learning from literature: Empirical research on readers in schools and at the workplace
Frank Hakemulder, Olivia Fialho and Matthijs P. Bal
Chapter 3. Authorizing the reader in the classroom
David S. Miall and Sylvia C. Chard
Chapter 4. Transforming readings: Reading and interpreting in book groups
David Peplow
Part II. Reading processes in EFL/L2 contexts
Chapter 5. Enhancing responses to literary texts with L2 learners: An empirically derived pedagogical framework
Odette Vassallo
Chapter 6. Empirical stylistics in an EFL teaching context: Comparing virtual and face-to-face reading responses
Anna Chesnokova
Chapter 7. Literary themes across cultures
Shisheng Liu, Zhijun Zhang and Cuiling Zhang
Chapter 8. Of learning and poetics: Exploring strategies used by L2 Japanese English learners
Takayuki Nishihara
Chapter 9. Literature and the role of background knowledge for EFL learners
Masayuki Teranishi and Masako Nasu
Part III. Creative writing, corpus, and empirical stylistics as learning tools
Chapter 10. Effects of creative writing on adolescent students’ literary response
Tanja Janssen and Martine Braaksma
Chapter 11. ESL students’ perceptions of creative and academic writing
David I. Hanauer and Fang-Yu Liao
Chapter 12. Empirical stylistics as a learning and research tool in the study of narrative viewpoint
Violeta Sotirova
Chapter 13. Point and CLiC: Teaching literature with corpus stylistic tools
Michaela Mahlberg and Peter Stockwell
Chapter 14. Literary awareness in a high-school EFL learning environment: An empirical evaluation
Sonia Zyngier and Vander Viana
“This book strips away the mystery that often surrounds the teaching and learning of literature. Drawing on empirical research, the book offers real insights into how literature can best be taught, studied and enjoyed. Packed full of practical ideas and original approaches, this is an empowering book for both teachers and students.”
“This multi-authored collection offers a range of stimulating arguments, backed up by evidence, about the meanings of literature and about what students and language-learners should be getting from literature and literature classes, but sometimes don’t.”
“This is precisely the kind of book I would have liked to read and work with at the beginning of my career.”
“Overall, Scientific Approaches to Literature in Learning Environments is a landmark contribution to the scientific study of literature education and to a wide variety of approaches, teaching methods, and techniques that other teachers and researchers may choose to adopt. Its many practical ideas alone should stimulate faculty development plans for years to come.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CJCR – Reading skills
BISAC Subject: LAN013000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reading Skills
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ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016001358 | Marc record