Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 515642
Sist endret: 7. september 2020 11:45

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 515642
Sist endret: 7. september 2020 11:45
Prosjekt

Bergen / York Reading Research Group (BYRRG)

prosjektleder

Hege Emma Rimmereide
ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Pedagogiske fag • Litteraturvitenskapelige fag • Engelsk språk • Engelsk litteratur • Humaniora

Emneord

Lesing • Barnelitteratur og samfunn • Ungdomslitteratur • Barnelitteratur

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

Kontaktinformasjon

Telefon
95293625
Sted
Hege Emma Rimmereide

Tidsramme

Aktivt
Start: 15. juni 2015 Slutt: 30. juni 2025

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Bergen / York Reading Research Group (BYRRG)

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

This project will take the Literature Circles approach (www.litcircles.org) and develop it with two cohorts of undergraduate students, in transnational contexts, in the United Kingdom and Norway.  Both sets of undergraduate students are studying literature within Education contexts, with the destination of teaching in the future.

Literature Circles have been widely used in US school settings (Burda, 2000; Clarke & Holwadel, 2007; Peralta-Nash &  Dutch, 2000; Wilfong, 2009) to develop school students’ interactions with texts. Literature circles combine collaborative learning with student-centered inquiry.  They are a structured approach to analyzing texts that supports students to take responsibility for their own learning, making choices and developing their thinking about texts. The approach encourages students to take charge of their own discussions, hold each other accountable for how much or how little reading to do, and for the preparation for each session. The positive peer pressure created by the approach is key to students’ contributions and to individuals having accountability to the rest of the group.

In this project, developing the Literature Circles approach in an undergraduate setting will be an area which offers undergraduate students a structured approach through which to develop their independence and confidence with dealing with young adult fiction, and in developing their understanding of pedagogical approaches to texts that they  may use in the future.  Both cohorts of students will read three key young adult texts, written in English, and work in parallel using the Literature Circles approach.  The students will also liaise via social media over the texts and develop their understandings of the text in parallel, European contexts.

Metode

Methodology and data collection

Cohort: 25 students in Norway, 25 students in the United Kingdom, approximately 19 to 22 years old.

Time Frame: January – May 2016

Research Instruments

Questionnaires administered to students prior to the literature circles approach to explore understanding of pedagogical approaches to texts.  Two cohorts follow the same approach to the same texts at an approximately parallel timetable.  During the work with the literature circles, students will liaise with their international counterparts, discussing elements of the texts and their developing understanding of the social issues in the texts. After the administration of the approach, all students will then take a second questionnaire and some semi-structured interviews will be undertaken by the researchers, together, in both institutions.

Reporting the project

May-July: Data Analysis

July-December: Writing

Outputs: Joint International Conference presentation, two joint papers

Utstyr

Literature

Buehler, Jennifer. "Ways to Join the Living Conversation about Young Adult Literature." English Journal. 98.3 (2009): 26-32.

Burda, Kathleen. "Living and Learning; A Four-Year Journey into Literature Circles." Primary Voices 9.1 (August 2000): 17-23.

Clarke, L.W., & Holwadel, J. (2007, September). "Help! What Is Wrong With These Literature Circles and How Can We Fix Them?". The Reading Teacher, 61(1), 20–29. doi: 10.1598/RT.61.1.3

Finkle, Sheryl L., and Tamara J. Lilly. Middle Ground: Exploring Selected Literature from and about the Middle East. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2008.

http://www.litcircles.org/Overview/overview.html

Peralta-Nash, Claudia, and Julie A. Dutch. "Literature Circles: Creating an Environment for Choice." Primary Voices K-6 8.4 (April 2000): 29-37.

Tatum, Alfred W. "Adolescents and Texts." English Journal 98.2 (2008): 82-85.

Thomas, P. L. "Challenging Texts." English Journal 98.1 (2008): 81-84.

Wilfong, L.G. (2009). Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(2), pp. 164–171.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Hege Emma Rimmereide

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Zoltan Varga

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Amanda Naylor

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved University of York

Nicholas McGuinn

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved University of York

Ghazal Kazim

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved University of Sindh
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