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Picture book conventions play significant influences for raising young children’s environmental awareness.

Citation: Peng, J. (2023). Picture book conventions play significant influences for raising young children’s environmental awareness [Masters thesis, Wintec Te Pūkenga]. Wintec Research Archive.

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Social development and technological progress have not only brought people a comfortable
life but have also caused damage to the environment. Human exploitation and using natural
resources have led to the exhaustion of these resources, throwing off the ecological balance
and creating more problems that will eventually come back to haunt humanity (Tamrin, 2018,
p. 2). Despite this, healthy food, clean air, and good water are human necessities; therefore, it
is necessary to maintain a sustainable relationship with the environment. According to
Brennan (2008, p. 5), the future of children is the future of humankind; if this is the case, it is
essential to cultivate children's environmental awareness. But how are we to do this?
This essay argues that children's picture books can serve as valuable educational tools to
introduce and promote learning about environmental destruction. Through engaging
storytelling, visual learning, emotional connections, and positive role models, these books
can empower young readers to become more aware, knowledgeable, and active in protecting
the environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr Vicki Kerr
Uncontrolled Keywords: picture book, conventions, environmentla awareness, children
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Rachel Axcell
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 20:02
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 20:18

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