The Artful Interpretation of Science through Picture Books

Mallan, Kerry & Cross, Amy (2014) The Artful Interpretation of Science through Picture Books. In Mallan, Kerry (Ed.) Picture Books and Beyond. Primary English Teaching Association Australia, Newtown, NSW.

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Science picture books offer pleasurable and educational reading experiences. These texts open up opportunities for cross-curriculum teaching and learning and a means for developing students’ visual literacy skills, aesthetic appreciation, and higher level thinking skills. Picture books demonstrate how one mode or semiotic system (visual and verbal) mediates the other, often complementing, extending, and filling-in the gaps between words and images. Students’ meaning making is further extended when they can understand the subtleties and effects (and affects) of the visual elements of art and design, and the different styles of writing and language use.

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ID Code: 78811
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: science, picture books, aesthetics, Australian Curriculum
ISBN: 9781875622986
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Primary English Teaching Association Australia
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 22:58
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 02:47

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