Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

The Power of Picturebooks

The University of Waikato

The Power of Picturebooks was a 4-week course that began with defining picturebooks and exploring their history. In Week 2 we met an illustrator and learned about visual analysis, and in Week 3 we explored dual language picturebooks and met an author. In the final week, we explored several social issues through picturebooks.

4 weeks, 2 hours per week

Dr. Nicola Daly

Associate Professor of Education

The University of Waikato

Dr. Dianne Forbes

Senior Lecturer in Education

The University of Waikato


Learning outcomes

  • Describe key features of picturebooks and their historical development
  • Identify and apply visual analysis techniques in picturebook illustrations
  • Investigate and discuss the presentation of languages in bilingual picturebooks
  • Reflect upon a range of social issues which are depicted in picturebooks


  • An introduction to picturebooks and their history.
  • Picturebook illustrations and visual analysis.
  • Investigating languages in bilingual picturebooks.
  • Exploring social issues depicted in picturebooks

Issued on 10th April 2022

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Free online course:

The Power of Picturebooks

The University of Waikato