Course: Children's literature I

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Course title Children's literature I
Course code KBH/LDMK1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 4
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pokorný Milan, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Nohavová Gabriela, Mgr.
Course content
Part-time: Since the early 1990s; children's literature after 1989. Contemporary theoretical and critical reflection of children's literature. Children's magazines. Independent study (c. 100 hours): The beginnings of Czech children's literature. Folk fairy tales and their literary adaptation in the 19th century. Czech children's literature in various periods: the second half of the 19th century; the early 20th century till the end of World War I; between the wars; in the 1920s and1930s; during the Nazi occupation and World War II; after the war (1945-1947); between 1948 and 1955) and in the late 1950s; the flowering of children's literature in the 1960s; children's literature in the time of "normalisation" (the seventies and eighties).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Individual preparation for exam
Learning outcomes
The course surveys the development of Czech children's literature within the world literary context, focusing on representative authors and works, with respect to junior pupil readership.
The graduate has basic orientation in Czech children's literature, both in its historical development and in contemporary works, besides mastering the skills of literary interpretation.
Basic the orientation in Czech children's literature.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Interview, Seminar work

Producing a paper of 10 standard pages. Presenting reading list of 20 books chosen from the recommended literature. Tasks for independent study: Producing a paper of 10 standard pages, comprising literary interpretations or reviews of three works chosen from different genres of Czech children's literature - presenting an annotated (commented, glossed) reading list of 20 books chosen from the recommended Czech children's literature. The recommended literature is available in electronic form on the faculty website. Completion requirements: Presenting an annotated reading list of 20 books chosen from the recommended Czech children's literature, at least 10 pages long.
Recommended literature
  • Slovník světové literatury (autoři, díla, směry). Praha: Fortuna, 1993.
  • Slovník světových literárních děl 1 a 2. Praha: Odeon, 1989.
  • Beránková, E., Lederbuchová, L.:. Trocha literární teorie. Praha: Fortuna, 1999. ISBN 80-7168-606-9.
  • Bína, D.:. Literatura - média - didaktika. Č. Budějovice: Nakl. Vlastimil Johanus, 2012. ISBN 978-8087510-16-2.
  • Čeňková, J. a kol.:. Vývoj literatury pro děti a mládež a její žánrové struktury. Praha: Portál, 2006. ISBN 80-7367-095-X.
  • Peterka, J.:. Teorie literatury pro učitele. Praha: Pedagogická fakulta JU, 2006.
  • Šubrtová, M.:. Kapitoly ze světové literatury pro mládež I a II. Brno: Akademické nakl. CERM, 1998.
  • Toman, J.:. Konstanty a proměny moderní české poezie pro děti (tvorba - recepce - reflexe). Nakl. V. Johanus, Č. Budějovice 2008.
  • Urbanová, S., Rosová, M.:. Žánry, osobnosti, díla. Historický vývoj žánrů české literatury pro mládež. Ostrava: Filozofická fakulta OU, 2002 a další vyd..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Winter