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Children reading metafiction: Exploring critical and creative thinking on multimodal novels in the primary classroom

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This seminar will present findings from a qualitative case study in which a Year 6 class reads and responds to David Almond’s My Name is Mina (2010). In doing so it will employ a Bakhtinian perspective on literature, dialogue and education to examine how children’s novels use multimodality to challenge readers by disrupting narrative conventions, offering them instead a multiplicity, or at least a doubling, of reading positions. These aid the children in playfully exploring and reflecting on subjectivity, language and storytelling.

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Eve Tandoi is in the process of finishing her PhD at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is a qualified primary teacher and has experience of teaching children’s literature and theory at an undergraduate level. Her latest research involves exploring the book as a material object of play.

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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