MarĂ§o 2015 vol. 1 num. 2 - 2nd International Conference of Art, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education
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Children as meaning makers: interpretation and knowledge transfer prompted by the visual
With a view to describing how children used the illustrations in picturebooks to create signifiances, this paper shares the results of empirical research (MourĂŁo, 2012), which investigated how Portuguese children used their mother tongue Portuguese (L1) and English as a foreign language (L2) to support the development of a culturally specific linguistic repertoire while interacting with English picturebooks. It focuses, in particular, on individual experiences in the L1, anchored in the childâs visual culture, and the childrenâs shared classroom experiences in the L2. It compares the responses of three groups of children emphasizing how their individual and communal iconic memories mediated their linguistic repertoires to create diverse interpretations and narratives around the illustrations.
Palavras-chave: illustrations, linguistic repertoire, interpretation, knowledge transfer,
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Mourao, Sandie; "Children as meaning makers: interpretation and knowledge transfer prompted by the visual", p. 56-61 . In: Barbosa, Helena; Quental, Joana [Eds]. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Art, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education.
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