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ERIC Number: EJ1045949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Recipe for an Infographic
Abilock, Debbie; Williams, Connie
Knowledge Quest, v43 n2 p46-55 Nov-Dec 2014
In this article Debbie Abilock and Connie Williams apply the processes used by a food testing organization that strives to develop absolutely the best recipes for popular dishes, testing each recipe until they arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most fool-proof recipe as their inspiration to develop a teaching recipe that would consistently engage students in open-minded inquiry, an infographic. An infographic is a claim expressed through visual metaphor, conveying the creator's fresh understanding of relationships, expressed through a judicious selection and arrangement of visuals, evidence, and text acquired during inquiry research within a discipline. They describe a process in which students develop a research question within a domain, investigate a variety of claims and evidence wherever they lead, play with connections and assess contradictions, and wonder about the possible significance of their findings. Abilock and Williams are sure that cultivating an open-minded disposition and thoughtful inquiry strategies will benefit students' civic literacy and creativity, and that students' thinking about the interaction between a complex text and images in the service of a purpose and audience will improve their reading comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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