Hermeneutics and Metadidactics in Children's Literary Communication: Between Sociodidactic and the Teacher as a Mediator
Special aspects of education
Language and Literature
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AbstractIn this article, we discuss, from a meta-didactic and analogic hermeneutic approach, children's literature (CL) in relation to the sociodidactics and its status in faculties of Education. To this aim, we analyze meta-didactics and CL, the latter in its dual condition of a literary and educational object. This approach leads us to review the old debate between didacticismand literacy. Based on transdisciplinary and complex perspectives, the research focuses on the teacher's thoughts, like the mediator between childrens' literary communication and the child. We start by understanding children's literature like full-fledged literature. However, we consider that its' socializing and introductory to the imaginary function, together with its didactic-moralizing past, its' responsible in a good measure for instrumentalization that we can still observe in many classrooms. As teachers in a faculty of education, we also perceive in our students the predisposition of the curricular functionalism over literary. Therefore, we consider pertinent a metatheoretical interpretation that combines literature, socio-didactics and meta-didactics. We base the refection on analogic hermeneutic and meta-didactics as the first and second order of epistemology. Our purpose is to better understand 1) children's literary communication as a complex object; 2) its socio-cultural and didactic status; 3) the perception of the teacher in the socio-didactic process of intermediation between CL and the child; 4) the beliefs of future teachers about the above and 5) the classroom as text and teacher-learner interaction to interpret.