Performing Kamishibai: An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience

1st Edition

Tara McGowan

Routledge
Published May 18, 2017
Reference - 214 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138084766 - CAT# Y333765
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Summary

Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium for teaching multimodal communication and shows how synchronizing oral, visual and gestural modes develops students’ awareness of all modes of communication as potential resources in their learning. By examining the multiple modes involved in kamishibai through actual student performances over several venues, this volume overturns commonly held expectations about literacy in the classroom and provides a critical perspective on assumptions about other media. It offers much-needed information about a medium that is attracting interest from educators, academics and artists worldwide.

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