Place-based reading: Literature didactics outside the classroom

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This article presents a theoretically based model for place-based reading as a specific method for teaching
literature outside the classroom. The model is designed for lower secondary school students (ages 13–
16). With its four didactic stages, place-based reading is supposed to prompt and scaffold the students’
exploratory, bidirectional text–place attention. The place-based reading model’s theoretical foundations
are presented by merging three broad academic fields: philosophies of place, literary topographies, and
education outside the classroom (Danish: udeskole). The article is intended to contribute to a discussion
of education that addresses how exploratory literature teaching outside the classroom could reveal to
students that literature and the world surrounding them are related by concretizing the time element.
Translated title of the contributionStedbaseret læsning: Litteraturundervisning uden for klasserummet
Original languageEnglish
JournalL1 - Educational Studies in Languages and Literature
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2024


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