Free Course on The Power of Picturebooks

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Learn how picture books combine visuals and words to illustrate social issues and express linguistic ideas.

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About This Course

In both school and domestic settings, picturebooks are effective teaching tools.

You’ll learn about the history and characteristics of the picturebook format, as well as how they express societal ideals, in this four-week course from The University of Waikato.

Improve your textual and visual analytical capabilities. You’ll investigate the potent mix of word and image, as well as the significance of visual language in meaning creation.

The course will next walk you through the picturebook’s educational possibilities, with a focus on boosting social awareness, cultivating empathy, and working toward social justice.

In multilingual picturebooks, investigate the significance of linguistic hierarchies.

Bilingual picturebooks highlight the importance of languages in today’s culture and can be used to promote language awareness and learning.

This course will teach you how to evaluate picturebooks by evaluating their purpose and intended audience.

Both of the instructors who will lead you through this course are award-winning tertiary teachers with extensive experience in both content and online pedagogy.

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What will you talk about?

An overview of the history of picture books.
Illustrations from picture books and visual analysis. Languages in multilingual picture books are being investigated.

Investigating societal themes depicted in children’s books.

On this course, you will be learning

This self-guided course allows you to learn at your own speed. You can meet other students, share your views, and participate in active conversations in the comments at any time during the course.

What will you accomplish?

You’ll be able to… by the end of the course.
Describe the characteristics of picture books and their evolution over time.

Visual analysis approaches in picturebook illustrations should be identified and applied.
Investigate and debate how languages are presented in bilingual picturebooks.
Consider a variety of social topics that are depicted in picturebooks.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is intended for educators at all levels of schooling. Parents, as well as authors and publishers working in the field of children’s literature, may find it interesting.

What kind of software or tools do you require?

You will be asked to gather a variety of picturebooks in print and/or electronic format for this course.

Free Course on The Power of Picturebooks

Originally posted 2021-11-13 14:30:39.


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