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Le Labyrinthe de Pan (Guillermo del Toro, 2006). Un creuset pour l’étude des monstres dans les contes en classe de sixième

Abstract : This memoir shows different things that I have experienced with grade 6 (year 7) pupils in a priority education area secondary school in order to study monsters in fairy tales. I chose Pan’s Labyrinth, a film directed by the mexican director Guillermo del Toro, as my main resource. This movie is interesting in many ways. On one hand, it is a breeding ground for the study of monsters and more broadly, for the study of the characters showned. On the other hand, it is a rich work by its structure that offers short sequences, independent enough from a narrative point of view, to be studied as a full story : for instance the sequence shot of the princess fleeing her kingdom, which is a full story in the tale. As nowadays kids are more familiar with images than words and texts, they have been offered to study literature through a movie. We have learnt how « to read » pictures , we have investigated on how to find and choose the appropriate words to be able to talk about monsters. We also worked on grammar tenses through reading comprehension. Oral expression was considered as a main objective. Through this experiment I hope to have given my pupils a taste of art . It seems to me that such a different way of teaching could give an impulse to my students not all familiar with french language, specially because they are creole (sometimes comorian) native speakers.
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Catherine Gayral. Le Labyrinthe de Pan (Guillermo del Toro, 2006). Un creuset pour l’étude des monstres dans les contes en classe de sixième. Education. 2019. ⟨dumas-02977779⟩

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