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  • Teacher Giorgia Grilli

  • Credits 1

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Primary Teacher Education (cod. 5711)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student knows how to apply what was dealt with in the course within a simulated learning environment; s/he knows how to think critically and how to discuss within a group about the issues presented in the workshop.

Course contents

The workshop's aim is to reflect on the verbal and visual strategies typical of the picturebook, considered as a sophisticated medium both in textual and illustrative terms, and in the relationship between these two codes.


Critical essays will be indicated during the workshop, according to which direction the collective discussion takes, or to the specific interests of the students.

Teaching methods

During the workshop many picturebooks will be shown, selected among the ones that are both extremely sophisticated in verbal and visual terms, and characterized by stereotypical visions and representations. These titles will be discussed together.

Assessment methods

Students will be asked to choose picturebooks that they consider sophisticated (different from the ones discussed in the classroom) and to analyse their verbal and visual strategies in a written report.

Teaching tools

Video-projection of pdfs of many picturebooks.

Office hours

See the website of Giorgia Grilli