Mediation of literature as cultural education
Reading skills and an understanding of literature are important keys to social and cultural coexistence.
Literary competence as a key competence
Reading and writing are among the most elementary cultural techniques that society knows and are therefore an essential part of general education and a prerequisite for social participation and political co-determination. Reading and writing are not only necessary to find their way in everyday life, but these skills also act as conditions for access to and “facilitators” for further education.
But not only the ability to read, understand texts and put thoughts into writing, but also the content of the reading material are of great importance for a comprehensive cultural education through literary communication. There are now recommended literature for every age group. Parents can get good advice in qualified bookstores and libraries.
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Mediation of literature in terms of cultural education
What is specific about literary competence in comparison to other forms of education is the fundamental possibility to acquire knowledge independently. In this way, literary education hits the core of an understanding of education, which has been the basis of cultural education since the 18th century until today: cultural education requires an active self-activity of the developing subject. Education is an act of self-awareness in the confrontation between the self and the world around the individual. Good literature mediation, viewed as cultural education, promotes self-interest and encourages people to deal with content independently.
The aim is not to teach a specific cultural or literary canon, but to arouse curiosity about the possibilities and potentials, which are hidden in a wide variety of literature and in dealing with language. The mediation of literature has its place in school, of course, but above all outside of school, since school evaluation standards often do not go hand in hand with self-interest that develops differently depending on the individual.
Mediation of literature in educational institutions
In kindergarten, it is first about introducing the medium of the book, for example using picture books, and in the preschool area about promoting reading and initial writing. In the school educational institution, the main focus is on promoting language, storytelling, reading and writing in the areas of drama, epic and lyric poetry, as well as conveying central works and texts from both classical and contemporary literature.