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ERIC Number: EJ1119597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-1431
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Curriculum Planning for the Development of Graphicacy
Danos, Xenia
Design and Technology Education, v18 n2 p32-49 2013
The paper describes the importance of graphicacy as a key communication tool in our everyday lives. The need to better understand the development of graphicacy and its use in the school curriculum is emphasised. The need for a new research tool is explained and the development of a new taxonomy of graphicacy is described. The use of this tool within a methodology researching the significance of graphicacy in the curriculum is introduced. An overview of prior research concerning how children deal with graphicacy is also provided. The paper then discusses the results reported in the context of this prior research. The paper illustrates how graphicacy can affect children's learning; identifies cross-curricular links involving different areas of graphicacy and consequential transfer opportunities; illustrates how the implementation of a curriculum policy for graphicacy could influence students' learning; demonstrates the magnitude of the research opportunities in relation to graphicacy within general education curricula and suggests the need for collaboration in order to effectively pursue these substantial research agendas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus; United Kingdom; United States
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