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Developing of peer hero image understanding in younger schoolchildren during the analysis of works of children's fiction
Guruzhapov V.A., Doctor in Psychology, head of the Chair of Pedagogical Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shergina M.A., Master Student, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
We present the results of a study of peer hero understanding in younger schoolchildren in epics children's fiction, and the possibility of forming this understanding in the analysis of literary works. We describe a model of classroom discussion with third grade students concerning logic and moral foundations of the peer character’s actions in the context of general concept of this literary work. It is shown that the developed special tasks are available to younger students, and they like to participate in organized discussions. We found that such exercises help to develop an understanding of the literature work content and of the peer hero literary image, and raise the level of gender tolerance in students while assessing the moral acts of the characters of the opposite sex.
Keywords: younger schoolchildren, discussion about the content of children’s epic fiction, peer hero image understanding, flexible and rigid gender representation.
Column: Developmental Psychology