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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 941; doi:10.3390/proceedings1090941

Wordless Picture Books beyond School Boundaries: Visual Bridges toward Family-School Partnerships in Education

Faculty of Education, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Presented at the International and interdisciplinary conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between representation, communication, education and psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
Published: 17 November 2017
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Abstract

This article discusses how the shared reading of wordless picture books can contribute to the promotion of parental educational engagement by fostering shared visual reading practices. Prior research shows that wordless picture books contribute to making the reader feel in the story, and facilitate the process of empathy and participation. The content analysis of data collected during a reading project, which involves shared reading with children and their parents, reveals that child-parent shared reading of a visual narrative establishes intense interaction and collaboration, a deep emotional relationship and promotes and enhances the role of the family in an expanded learning community.
Keywords: wordless picture books; shared visual reading; co-construction of meaning; relationship school-family; expanded learning community wordless picture books; shared visual reading; co-construction of meaning; relationship school-family; expanded learning community
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Zadra, C. Wordless Picture Books beyond School Boundaries: Visual Bridges toward Family-School Partnerships in Education. Proceedings 2017, 1, 941.

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