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Children's Book Illustrations - How They Influence Memories John Ericson Tuesday 10 December 2019


As adults we carry in our heads huge numbers of images from childhood and some of the most deeply etched come from illustrations in books that we read as children. Images of "Tigger" and "Toad" and even the "Tiger Who Came to Tea" will probably remain with us forever. In addition to a wide range of examples, the lecture will examine how illustrations contribute to the development of understanding and how the interaction of image and narrative creates such powerful memories.


John was formerly a lecturer at the University of Bath where he was Director of Studies in the School of Education with responsibility for the professional development of teachers. He has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant. In his professional life he developed a particular interest in presentation skills including the role of pictures in learning and the appropiate use of Power Point. John offers presentatins in an eclectic range of topics that are derived from his diverse interests and enthusiasms, such as pub signs and the Shakers of North America.