Picturing Values: A Positive Discourse Analysis of Chinese and Australian Children’s Picturebooks and Children’s Understanding of Values

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Liu, Zirui. 2022. Picturing Values: A Positive Discourse Analysis of Chinese and Australian Children’s Picturebooks and Children’s Understanding of Values. PhD by Publication Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/wv2v4
Title

Picturing Values: A Positive Discourse Analysis of Chinese and Australian Children’s Picturebooks and Children’s Understanding of Values

TypePhD by Publication
AuthorsLiu, Zirui
Supervisor
1. FirstProf Georgina Barton
2. SecondDr Elizabeth Curtis
3. ThirdDr Nathan Lowien
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy
Number of Pages380
Year2022
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/wv2v4
Abstract

This thesis discusses and compares the values of Australian and Chinese children’s picturebooks, as well as the children’s understanding of the values of picturebooks, through language and image analyses. The researcher, to date, found no cross-cultural studies compare the values between Australian children’s picturebooks and Chinese children’s picturebooks in relation to values, by conducting Schwartz’s refined values, appraisal resources or visual grammar in investigating children’s picturebooks and children’s understanding of values. Positive Discourse Analysis has been conducted as this thesis focuses on the positive significance of children’s picturebooks. Appraisal resources and the visual grammar as well as refined value model have been adopted to discuss values from the language and image of children’s picturebooks. Also, a case study has been conducted in Australia and China respectively to explore the Australian and Chinese children’s understanding of values during and/or after reading the picturebooks. This research develops the methodology of investigating children’s picturebooks and children’s understanding in relation to values. It also helps teachers/parents/caregivers to choose picturebooks for children and helps teachers/caregivers/parents become more aware of behaviours and language that may influence children’s values. Moreover, this research supports stakeholders to become more culturally aware and know more about different cultures, which would strengthen the curriculum and cultural development, and most significantly, eliminate discrimination.

Keywordspicturebook; positive discourse analysis; appraisal resources; visual grammar; values theory; values education
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 20204704. Linguistics
4703. Language studies
4702. Cultural studies
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