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dc.contributor.authorGowers, Sophia
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-26T15:21:41Z
dc.date.available2021-10-26T15:21:41Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-19
dc.identifier.citationGowers, S., J. (2020) ‘Mapping young children’s conceptualisations of the images they encounter in their familiar environments’. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, pp. 1-25.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1468-7984
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1468798420919479
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/626063
dc.description.abstractThis article examines young children’s conceptualisation of the images they encounter within the familiar environments of the home and community settings, focusing on case study data from two, 4-year-old children. The data discussed are taken from a study involving a group of children aged 4–5 years. A participatory mapping approach was adopted, enabling children to be positioned as both message creators, through the production of their multimodal map texts, and message receivers as they sought to make meaning with the image-based texts they encountered within their environments. The use of a mapping activity supported identification of the children’s knowledge of different texts which may not so easily be put into words. The study revealed that, for children, the context and location of images are important, with the presence of images and artefacts enabling familiarity with a place. Furthermore, movement was identified as an intrinsic part of their multimodal engagements. Adopting a social semiotics theoretical framework, this study aims to explore the ways in which young children conceptualise images in their environment. This paper emphasises the need to take account of the embodied, spatial and multimodal nature of making practices, given the importance placed on these by young children themselves.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1468798420919479en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://leicester.figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/Mapping_young_children_s_conceptualisations_of_the_images_they_encounter_in_their_familiar_environments/12152826en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectSocial semioticsen_US
dc.subjectmultimodalityen_US
dc.subjectchildren’s meaning makingen_US
dc.subjectvisual methodsen_US
dc.subjectcase studyen_US
dc.subjectearly childhood literacyen_US
dc.titleMapping young children’s conceptualisations of the images they encounter in their familiar environmentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1741-2919
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Leicesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of early Childhood Literacyen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1177/1468798420919479
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Early Childhood Literacy
dc.source.beginpage146879842091947
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-04-10
dc.author.detail786515en_US


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