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A warm welcome

A welcome video to the course Pictures of Youth

And so, with housekeeping activities out of the way, a warm welcome to our course!

Our first week is divided into the following core activities:

  • 1) What is a picturebook?

Where we get to grips with definitions…

  • 2) Word and Picture Relationships

In picturebooks, words and pictures love each other very much. Or not… We look at the various kinds of interaction between text and image.

  • 3) Picturebooks and Literacy

Finally, we discuss three types of picturebooks – baby books, postmodern picturebooks, and picturebook apps – and try to work out which kinds of literacy they encourage and cultivate in children.

Let’s get started and find out more about who is learning with us!

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Pictures of Youth: An Introduction to Children’s Visual Culture

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