ERIC Number: ED396744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Reconceptualising Pedagogy: Students' Hypertext Stories with Pictures and Words.
Hypertext software permits students to write non-linear stories which include pictures and words. The characteristics of these stories may be affected by student and teacher understandings of how pictures and words may be combined to produce meanings for the reader. The use of images and words in comic books and children's picture-books contribute to a shared cultural experience for students and teachers. The consequence is the initial conceptualization of theory applicable to hypertext and conventional stories, and a modeling effect which influences the nature of what is written. Conclusions in this paper are supported by data from a study of a group of 19 year eight girls in an English class at a private girls' school in Queensland, Australia who wrote hypertext stories with pictures and words. The increasing need for teachers to consider the addition of pictures to their pedagogy of story-writing means that some teachers will choose to modify the ways in which they teach. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Griffith Univ., Nathan, Queensland (Australia).
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