Picturebooks and Graphic Narratives in the Classroom

Picturebooks and Graphic Narratives in the Classroom

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  • PGNC
    8 Junho, 2018
    9:00 - 17:00


Organizing Committee

Children’s literature can appear in various forms throughout education, subsuming mother tongue and foreign language milieu, and picturebooks and graphic narratives, in particular, have been integrated more formally into the classroom and less formally in the school library for decades. Their inclusion in education springs from the desire to embrace authenticity and to offer an alternative to the unimaginative, graded texts often found in school-based resources. Picturebooks contribute to fostering life-long readers and developing language and literacy skills in both the first, foreign or second language when brought into the earlier years of education. Later, with older learners (even in university), picturebooks are joined by other graphic narratives and become a rich resource for language and learning related activities. These are often designed to encourage students to make the most of the visual and verbal interplay and to embrace the concepts and complex themes found in these books.
The objective of this one-day event is to bring together researchers who are investigating picturebooks, graphic narratives and other illustrated books in first language, foreign language or second language education, in any language (e.g. English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish etc…), and with any age group (from pre-primary through to upper secondary and tertiary education).
Topics for consideration include:

  • Language and literacy development
  • Curricular adaptations and implementations
  • Reader response and engagement
  • Mediation and access

The conference languages are English and Portuguese.

Proposals for 20-minute paper presentations with 10-minute discussion should be of no more than 350 words and include the following:

  • Name and affiliation of presenter(s)
  • Email address (one correspondent)
  • Title of the presentation (max. 15 words).
  • Abstract with clear description of aims, theoretical underpinning, methodology, main findings and discussion with implications for practical application (if relevant) and references (max. 3 references)

Abstract submission

Deadline for abstract submission: 23 March 2018

  • Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2018

Organizing committee:

  • Sandie Mourão (CETAPS, Universidade Nova Lisboa)
  • Rogério Puga (CETAPS, Universidade Nova Lisboa)
  • Ana Margarida Ramos (Universidade de Aveiro)

Scientific committee:

  • Ana Gonçalves Matos (CETAPS, Universidade Nova Lisboa)
  • Sandie Mourão (CETAPS, Universidade Nova Lisboa)
  • Beatriz Moriano (CETAPS, Universidade Nova Lisboa)
  • Rogério Puga (CETAPS, Universidade Nova Lisboa)
  • Ana Margarida Ramos (Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Sara Reis da Silva (CIEC, Universidade do Minho)

Conference Venue: Universidade Nova Lisboa / Avenida de Berna, 26-C / 1069-061 Lisboa

Participation and attendance is free



Av. de Berna, 26, FCSH, Lisbon, 1069-061