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ERIC Number: EJ801042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Literacy Inquiry and Pedagogy through a Photographic Lens
Cappello, Marva; Hollingsworth, Sandra
Language Arts, v85 n6 p442-449 Jul 2008
This paper explores the potential of photography for teaching, learning, and studying literacy in elementary school classrooms. We examine the ways shifting between communication systems (photography, oral language and writing) impacts students' ability to problem solve and create rich texts. Specifically, we explore the roles photography plays in mediating and representing meaning. We found that photography can be used as an effective tool for inquiry in education--and for the pedagogy of writing instruction. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California