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Time visuals in history textbooks: some pedagogic issues

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter explores in detail the pedagogic role of time visuals in history

    textbooks (see also Coffin and Derewianka, 2008). It first offers a set of categories

    to capture how time is construed in different ways in school-based historical

    discourse, including through visual resources in contemporary textbooks. It then

    discusses how current use of visual resources may (or may not) facilitate studentsÃÂÿ

    understanding of time and, more generally, their historical knowledge and

    understanding.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Derewianka, B. M. & Coffin, C. (2008). Time visuals in history textbooks: some pedagogic issues. In L. Unsworth (Eds.), Multimodal Semiotics: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education (pp. 187-200). London: Continuum.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780826499462

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/687

Book Title


  • Multimodal Semiotics: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education

Start Page


  • 187

End Page


  • 200

Place Of Publication


  • London

Abstract


  • This chapter explores in detail the pedagogic role of time visuals in history

    textbooks (see also Coffin and Derewianka, 2008). It first offers a set of categories

    to capture how time is construed in different ways in school-based historical

    discourse, including through visual resources in contemporary textbooks. It then

    discusses how current use of visual resources may (or may not) facilitate studentsÃÂÿ

    understanding of time and, more generally, their historical knowledge and

    understanding.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Edition


  • 1

Citation


  • Derewianka, B. M. & Coffin, C. (2008). Time visuals in history textbooks: some pedagogic issues. In L. Unsworth (Eds.), Multimodal Semiotics: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education (pp. 187-200). London: Continuum.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780826499462

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/687

Book Title


  • Multimodal Semiotics: Functional Analysis in Contexts of Education

Start Page


  • 187

End Page


  • 200

Place Of Publication


  • London