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 Education at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. At the present time, she coordinates the Master on Teachers Training of this university. In the past she has been part of the faculty of the online Master on Books and Literature for Children and Young People (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-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 Master on Writing and Literacy (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.

Her research interests focus on literacy teaching and learning. Her publications follow several lines of inquiry: how school projects enable children and young people to become competent readers, how to choose literary works for didactic purposes, the application of literature readings in classrooms for newly-come immigrant students, and how young readers can be initiated in texts for adults. More recently she has been interested in media literacy and social and school practices in digital environments.