Reading for Learning

Reading for Learning

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How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and childrena€™s literature theory also offers significant insights for literary studies beyond the scope of childrena€™s fiction. An important milestone in cognitive criticism, the book provides convincing evidence that reading fiction is indispensable for young peoplea€™s intellectual, emotional and social maturation.books. discussed. Browne, Anthony. 1987. The Tunnel. London: Julia McRae. Burnett, Franes Hodgson. 1995. The Secret ... The Hunger Games. New York NY: ... Kindle Edition (first published as La vie suspendue 2006; Engl. 2009). Gravett anbsp;...

Title:Reading for Learning
Author:Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company - 2014-06-15


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