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Lecture, Thu 14 Dec 2017, free entry


Fleet Way,
Old Fletton,

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This lecture, by John Ericson, will examine how illustrations contribute to the development of understanding and how the interaction of image and narrative creates such powerful memories.
As adults, we carry in our heads huge numbers of images from childhood, and some of those most deeply etched come from illustrations in books that we read as children. Images of ‘Tigger’ and ‘Toad’, drawn by E.H. Shepard, probably, will remain with us forever!
In addition, many of us will carry in our mind’s eye, pictures from children’s classics, such as ‘Black Beauty’, ‘The Knights of the Round Table’, Treasure Island - or even ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, which we may have discovered and read to our grandchildren.
After 10 years as a schoolmaster at Cranbrook, John left the classroom to do educational research. This led to a career in teacher eduction that culminated at the University of Bath where he specialised in course design and evaluation, as well as, teaching presentation skills to academic colleagues.
He has worked extensively overseas as a consultant and has given numerous presentations at conferences around the world. He is now a freelance lecturer drawing upon his eclectic range of interests and his professional background.
He is the author of numerous publications including "A Review of the Concept of Visual Literacy" for the British Journal of Educational Technology.

10.45am – Noon (coffee from 10.15am)

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Thu 14 Dec 2017 10:45 to 12:00


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