A Constructivist Approach to the Facilitation of the Youth Novel Dans Op Die Rand Van 'N Krans (Elkarien Fourie)/'n Konstruktiwistiese Benadering Tot Die Fasilitering Van Die Jeugverhaal Dans Op Die Rand Van 'N Krans (Elkarien Fourie)

By de Beer, Etta | Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies, December 2004 | Go to article overview

A Constructivist Approach to the Facilitation of the Youth Novel Dans Op Die Rand Van 'N Krans (Elkarien Fourie)/'n Konstruktiwistiese Benadering Tot Die Fasilitering Van Die Jeugverhaal Dans Op Die Rand Van 'N Krans (Elkarien Fourie)


de Beer, Etta, Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies


Abstract

A constructivist approach to the facilitation of the youth novel Dans op die rand van 'n krans (Elkarien Fourie)

In this article the facilitation of a youth novel, "Dans op die rand van 'n krans" (Elkarien Fourie), is discussed from a constructivist point of view. The integration of bibfically-related material in the grounding of a Christian approach to language, literacy and communication is focused on in the introductory part of the article. Furthermore an adolescent's vision of reality is highlighted as in this respect the mentioned novel can appropriately be facilitataed to Grade 11 learners. As it is imperafive that facilitators should study the narratological foundation of a novel, relevant narrative aspects such as characterisation, plot, time and space are discussed. In addition an interpretation and an evaluation of Fourie's youth novel are included as wefl as an overview of constructivist theories. Relevant learner assignments on narrative aspects and their assessment of the mentioned youth novel are treated in conclusion. The attempted aim and focus of the article, however, remains to outline how the facilitation of Fourie's novel can be applied to ensure maximum reader satisfaction and simultaneoulsy achieve certain educational outcomes.

Key concepts:

constructivist approach to facilitation Fourie, Elkarien: Dans op die rand van 'n krans outcomes-based tasks Scripture-based instruction

Opsomming

'n Konstruktiwistiese benadering tot die fasilitering van die jeugverhaal Dans op die rand van 'n krans (Elkarien Fourie)

In hierdie artikel word die fasilitering van die jeugverhaal "Dans op die rand van 'n krans" (Elkarien Fourie) vanuit 'n konstruktiwistiese benadering bespreek. In die inleidende gedeelte van die artikel word gefokus op die integrasie van Bybel-verwante stof in die fundering van 'n Christelike benadering tot taal, geletterdheid en kommunikasie. Verder word die werklikheidsvisie van 'n adolessent belig, omdat die verhaal in hierdie opsig besonder geskik is vir Graad 11-leerders. Aangesien dit noodsaaklik is dat die fasiliteerder die narratologiese onderbou van die verhaal moet bestudeer, is relevante narratiewe aspekte soos karakterisering, gebeure, tyd en ruimte bespreek. Aanvullend hierby word 'n interpretasie en evaluering van Fourie se jeugverhaal gebied, asook 'n oorsig van konstruktiwistiese teoriee. Ter afsluiting word relevante leerderopdragte oor onder andere narratiewe aspekte en leerders se beoordeling van genoemde jeugverhaal behandel. Die beoogde doel en fokus van die artikel is egter hoofsaaklik om aan te toon hoe die fasilitering van Fourie se roman toegepas kan word om die maksimum lesertevredenheid te verseker en terselfdertyd sekere opvoedkundige doelwitte te bereik.

Kernbegrippe:

Bybelsgefundeerde onderrig Fourie, Elkarien: Dans op die rand van 'n krans konstruktiwistiese fasiliteringsbenadering uitkomsgebaseerde opdragte

1. Inleiding

Elkarien Fourie debuteer met Dans op die rand van 'n krans (2002), 'n jeugverhaal wat besonder geskik is vir Graad 11-leerders. Juis omdat dit so 'n veelfasettige, ryk teks is, is 'n konstruktiwistiese benadering tot die fasilitering daarvan in die VOO-fase (Verdere Onderrig- en Opleidingsfase) besonder toepaslik.

Eerstens word aandag gegee aan die integrasie van gegewens met Bybelse raakpunte in die fundering van 'n Christelike benadering tot die fasilitering van taal, geletterdheid en kommunikasie. Daarna word konstruktiwistiese teoriee bespreek. In aansluiting hierby word gefokus op 'n konstruktiwistiese lees van Dans op die rand van 'n krans en laastens word die fasilitering van hierdie benaderingswyse vir Graad 11-leerders bespreek.

Die praktiese fasilitering van die verhaal hang af van die bree religieuse, politiese en sosiale konteks van die skool waarin leerders huile bevind. Indien aile leerders in die klas Christene is, kan die fasilitering vanuit 'n Christelike perspektief aangebied word; andersins sal op algemene etiese kwessies gefokus moet word met die doel om begrip en respek vir mekaar se geloofsoortuigings te kweek. …

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