Lecture, Week 3
Lecture: Hour 1
Question (5 mins)
Bruno Bettleheim and Childhood Development (25 mins)
Freud: 15 mins
The Journey Model – The Process of Learning about Ourselves (Psych Development) - Handout
Group Work: Hour 2
Handout: Literary Terms
Discussion of Cinderella Stories
Question Sheet to be thought about, and presented
Question: Please take a moment to think, and then write the name of a fairy tale or story that was your favourite, or that you really loved, during childhood.
Childhood, Development and Fairy Tale Stories
Based on the work of: Bruno Bettelheim
-Psychologists use fairy tale stories to help and soothe children who are both mildly or more seriously disturbed
A Vehicle for Meaning
-according to this psychologist, children suffer largely as a result of lacking meaning, or of being stuck on one of the stages of development, in their lives
-Fairy tales help bring meaning to children. They bring ages worth of culturally inherited wisdom and understanding
-they provide “access to deeper meaning and that which is meaningful to [a child] at his/her stage of development” (324-35)
Help to Find Solutions to Issues and Inner Dilemmas
-Not only do they tell us about our cultural history forbears, but also about the troubles they faced, and the solutions they found
Things Bettelheim Located as “Of Importance”
“For a story to truly hold the child’s attention, it must entertain him and arouse his curiosity. But to enrich his life, it must stimulate his imagination; help him to develop his intellect and to clarify his emotions; be attuned to his anxieties and aspirations…” (See pp. 325)
-Fairy tales are immensely enriching for children and can provide them with a lot of fodder for mental and emotional development and maturation
Time Past/Time Present
-it’s true that many of the favourite fairy tales... [continues]
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