undergraduate thesis
The Pedagogy of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter novels

Andrea Đumlija (2015)
Metadata
TitleThe Pedagogy of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Harry Potter novels
AuthorAndrea Đumlija
Mentor(s)Sanja Runtić (thesis advisor)
Jasna Poljak Rehlicki (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Being a worldwide cultural phenomenon, the Harry Potter novels have been analyzed through various critical perspectives. As the main setting, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry offers a gateway to an analysis of the educational context represented in the novels. Considering education as being one of the important underlying themes, this paper focuses primarily on the depictions of learning and teaching since the Harry Potter series contains various pedagogical examples of both good and bad teaching, approaches, and learning methods and theories. After a brief insight into Hogwarts’ structure and curriculum, the most prominent teachers and pedagogical examples of the novels are described and further analyzed through principles of Bloom’s taxonomy, Fink’s taxonomy, and Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. After analyzing the novels from a pedagogical stance, it can be concluded that the educational process portrayed in the Harry Potter series indeed contains numerous pedagogical examples that can denote attitudes towards nowadays education and its principles. The analysis of the examples on theoretical foundations can provide better understanding and more legitimate explanations as to why some approaches and methods are more eligible than others.
Parallel title (Croatian)Pedagogija Hogwarts škole vještičarenja i čarobnjaštva u romanima o Harryu Potteru
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePedagogy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. paed.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-09
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Harry Potter pedagogy education teaching and learning theories
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:922537
CommitterBernardica Plašćak