Title

Time visuals in history textbooks: some pedagogic issues

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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.

Abstract

This chapter explores in detail the pedagogic role of time visuals in historytextbooks (see also Coffin and Derewianka, 2008). It first offers a set of categoriesto capture how time is construed in different ways in school-based historicaldiscourse, including through visual resources in contemporary textbooks. It thendiscusses how current use of visual resources may (or may not) facilitate students¿understanding of time and, more generally, their historical knowledge andunderstanding.

RIS ID

25227

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