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Pictures of new knowledge: a dilemma of fact or fantasy

Male, Alan;


Conducting research through the practice and visual language of illustration has become an important methodology for interpreting new knowledge related to science and culture. This paper examines the means of converting original scholarship given to Evolution and Prehistoric Life with an emphasis on younger children’s education, exemplified by two case studies. Each project offers a distinct context with differing methodologies; literal actuality versus metaphorical conceptualisation. The enquiry will consider how primary research undertaken by the illustrator becomes unique and seminal knowledge and how it can be transformed into engaging and meaningful learning for children. It also examines how the illustrator might commit and adapt their practice and values to an ethical dimension that is increasing.


Palavras-chave: illustration, drawing, science, evolution, taboo,

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DOI: 10.5151/edupro-aivcipe-36

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Male, Alan; "Pictures of new knowledge: a dilemma of fact or fantasy", p. 188-192 . In: Barbosa, Helena; Quental, Joana [Eds]. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Art, Illustration and Visual Culture in Infant and Primary Education. São Paulo: Blucher, 2015.
ISSN 2318-695X, ISBN: 978-989-98185-0-7
DOI 10.5151/edupro-aivcipe-36

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