Official master's degree in School Library and Reading Promotion

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Official Master's Degree in School Library and Reading Promotion

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Study guides

Master description

The master's degree comprises 60 credits, 48 of which are compulsory and 12 optional. No specialisations are offered.
 
Compulsory credits are organised into 5 modules dealing with the concept, function, organisation and management of the school library (M.1.School Libraries), reading habits and reading promotion in present-day societies (M.5. Social Customs and Reading Promotion), libraries and cultural and social activities (M.4. Instruments for Promoting and Giving Access to Culture), reading in present-day societies, learning to read at school and planning of reading activities at school (M.2. Reading Plans), and production of children's literature in different formats (M.3. Books for Children and Young People). The other compulsory elements are a Work Placement in a school or public library and the writing of the Master's Dissertation, with the guidance of a tutor.
 
Students also have to choose two optional modules of 6 credits, preferably one from each of the following blocks:
 
  • a.) Further work on technical aspects of information treatment (M.6. Information and Process of Documentation), or on pedagogical, psychological and sociological knowledge in education (M.7. Psycho-pedagogical Aspects of Education).
  • b)Further work on reading in the area of technology (M.8 Digital Media in the School Library), or on Children's Literature (M.9. Forms and Aspects Children's and Young People's Literature ).

All modules, except the work placement, are taught through a combination of classroom-based and distance learning.

Course begins on

14/09/2020

Teaching timetable

The master's degree commences on 2 october 2013 and ends on 18 June 2014.

Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm from October to April.

The Practicum module is in the third term, and involves 100 hours spent in a school library or public library, as required. Students who already have library training or experience or who can accredit previous involvement in reading promotion can have up to 9 credits validated and their course and practicums syllabus will take this into account.

Study plan structure

 


Type Credits
Compulsory 33
Optional 12
Master Thesis 6
External Practicum 9
TOTAL 60

 

Module Credits Type
Childrens and Youth Books 6 OB
Instruments for Access and Cultural Diffusion 6 OB
Master's Dissertation 6 OB
Reading Plans 6 OB
School Libraries 9 OB
Social Habits and Promotion of Reading 6 OB
Work Experience 9 OB
Digital Media and School Libraries 6 OT*
Form and Aspects of Childrens and Youth Literature 6 OT*
Processing Information and Documentation 6 OT*
Psychopedagogical Aspects of Educational Intervention 6 OT*
Digital Media and School Libraries 6 OT**
Form and Aspects of Childrens and Youth Literature 6 OT**
Processing Information and Documentation 6 OT**
Psychopedagogical Aspects of Educational Intervention 6 OT**

* Optional, you must take 6 credits in the first half
** Optional, you must take 6 credits in the second half


OB: Compulsory
OT: Optional

Additional information about the study plan