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ERIC Number: EJ793121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Teaching Literature in Open and Distance Learning: A Comparative Survey of Literary Education in Nine European ODL Universities
Natsina, Anastasia
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v6 n2 p131-152 2007
The teaching of literature is inextricably connected with face-to-face initiation into the enjoyment of and critical thinking about literary texts. In this respect, the increasingly growing sector of Open and Distance Learning in higher education poses a significant challenge for literary studies, no less so as it addresses an emergent student body comprised mostly of mature students with significantly divergent backgrounds and expectations. The article traces the different answers provided to these challenges by nine European ODL universities. By discussing their objectives and methods along the axes of curriculum design, educational material and educational procedures, this comparative survey attempts to describe an emergent profile of literary studies as well as help promote dialogue about the practice of literary instruction in higher education. The survey is based on the outcomes of a two-and-a-half-year research programme undertaken by the research team "OpenLit", operating under the auspices of the School of Humanities at the Hellenic Open University. (Contains 14 tables and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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