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Nikolajeva, Maria – Children's Literature in Education, 2019
This article considers alternatives to the established constructivist approaches to children's literature, exploring instead the potential of two relatively recent areas of inquiry, cognitive poetics and evolutionary literary criticism. The article questions the assumption, implied if not directly expressed by Peter Hollindale in "Signs of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Neurosciences, Constructivism (Learning), Poetry
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Nikolajeva, Maria – Children's Literature in Education, 2012
This article considers how emotions can be conveyed through the interaction of word and image in picturebooks addressed to young readers. The theoretical framework employed in the article develops ideas from cognitive literary theory, adapting it to the specific conditions in which there is a significant difference between the sender's and the…
Descriptors: Empathy, Childrens Literature, Affective Behavior, Picture Books
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Hodges, Gabrielle Cliff; Nikolajeva, Maria; Taylor, Liz – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
The paper discusses the children's novel "Gaffer Samson's Luck (1984)," by Jill Paton Walsh, from three different perspectives; those of a cultural geographer, a literary scholar and an English teacher. It is part of a larger research project on children's perception of their place-related identities through reading and writing. The novel is used…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, English Teachers, Novels
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Nikolajeva, Maria; Scott, Carole – Children's Literature in Education, 2000
Offers new perspectives and theoretical tools to interpret and appreciate the complex relationships that can exist between words and pictures. Analyzes the spectrum of text/image interaction and explores several picturebooks from different countries to uncover a number of intriguing dynamics ranging from the simple to the highly elaborate. (SC)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Illustrations