Ana María Margallo



Building G5 – Office 127

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B.A. in Hispanic Literature and PhD in Language and Literature Didactics by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2005). Her dissertation, “Teaching Literature through Classroom Projects”, advised by Dr. Teresa Colomer, was the starting point for numerous publications on literacy teaching and learning through research-action projects.

She was a secondary school teacher for more than twenty years and is currently a professor at the Department of Language and Literature Didactics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. At the present she coordinates the Master on Teachers Training of this university. In the past she has been part of the faculty of the online M.A. on Books and Literature for Children and Young People (UAB-Banco del Libro), the Diploma on School Library, Written Culture and Society Network (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos), and the M.A. on Writing and Literacy of the UNLP (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). She has taught numerous courses and has lectured in different contexts for on-going training for teachers, both in Spain and Latin America.

In her research she focuses on literacy teaching and learning. Her publications follow several lines of inquiry: how school project can allow children and young people to become competent readers, how to choose literary works for didactic purposes, the application of literature readings in classrooms for new-coming immigrant students, and how young readers can be initiated in texts for adults. More recently she has been interested in media literacy and social practices and school practices in digital enviroments.