Picturebooks and Graphic Narratives in the Classroom

Picturebooks and Graphic Narratives in the Classroom

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

The conference languages are English and Portuguese.


Conference Programme (English Version)


Livro de resumos / Abstracts booklet


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



Organizing Committee


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


Where to stay:

Alif Hotel – Campo Pequeno

VIP Executive Zurique Hotel

VIP Inn Berna Hotel

Sana Executive Hotel

Sana Reno Hotel


Upon arrival:

At the airport you can catch the Aero Bus (between 7 am and 11 pm): you should stop at CAMPO PEQUENO.

UNDERGROUND (Metro) from the airport (only 1 change at Saldanha): CAMPO PEQUENO is the closest Metro (Underground).  One Metro Ticket costs 1.50 euro, you may consider buying a one day ticket if you arrive early and want to travel more on that day.

The TAXI fare from the airport to Campo Pequeno should not cost more than 15 euros. Sometimes, it is quicker to go to departures (right next to arrivals) to get a taxi. If you want to avoid (possible) long queues: just turn right as you come out into the main arrivals hall, keep going, go up the escalator, turn slightly left and go outside, you are outside departures, and there is no queue to get a taxi.

Once in the city, if you are using the public bus to travel around Lisbon, buy a pass (Zapping) and top it up at any underground (METRO) station, as tickets purchased inside the bus are more expensive.