Monday, February 13, 2012

picture books are a vestigial order

I like the statement that “picture books are a vestigial order,” and that digital technology bridges the gap between the author and the reader.  So, this all reminds me of a class last semester that proclaimed the hidden value in picture books for adults and children alike because the books require deep thought to decipher the layers.  However, I think the value lies in how these picture books, with the assistance of technology, can come alive for adults and children.  The readers can create the picture and write the story through hypertexts.  This requires well designed learning spaces, but there is and would be multiple ways to engage for all students.  Learning is semiotics, and I don't think anyone would argue that.  I have read about post-progressive pedagogy and Gee’s Situated Learning, and I agree with both.  Interest incites curiosity and the drive for knowledge.  Isn’t this a large part of education's goal?  Also that everyone should be in receipt of an equitable education?  I think too much of today's education is steeped in tradition, and is just too reluctant to move forward.

1 comment:

  1. It seems you are positing interactivity as vital to learning - no matter what the texts. I agree. What does that mean for DIN? How do we invite readers to interact and learn with and through our journal?