Farrell, M., E. Arizpe and J. McAdam. 2010. ‘Journeys across visual borders with The Arrival by Shaun Tan: annotated spreads as a method for understanding pupils' creation of meaning through visual images’. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy 33/3: 198-210
Summary: This article describes the “annotated spreads”, a method through which newly-arrived and EAL pupils in the upper years of a primary school in Scotland constructed meaning in their reading of The Arrival, by Shaun Tan and considers its potential both as a methodological tool and as a pedagogical tool.
Country of research: United Kingdom
Learners' background: various
Institutional level: primary
Entered by: University of Glasgow (Language and Literature, Faculty of Education)
Arizpe, E., M. Farrell and J. McAdam.. 2009-2010. ‘Visual Journeys: exploring children’s visual literacy through intercultural responses to wordless picturebooks’.
Funding body: United Kingdom Literacy Association
Summary: This research project explores how the children construct meaning from visual images in complex narratives in order to create strategies that will develop their critical literacy skills, as well as help them reflect on their own or others’ experiences of migration, journeys and foreign worlds.
URL: http://wowlit.org/wp-content/media/Documents/Arizpe.doc
Country of research: United Kingdom
Learners' background: various
Institutional level: primary
Entered by: University of Glasgow (Language and Literature, Faculty of Education)