Journeys

...from images to words and back again

Research Team


Dr Evelyn Arizpe
Principal Investigator


Dr Evelyn Arizpe is a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature at the School of Education, University of Glasgow. She is Programme Leader for the MEd in Children's Literature and Literacies. Evelyn has taught and published widely in the areas of literacies, reader- response to picturebooks and children’s literature, both in the UK and internationally.

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Dr Maureen Farrell


Dr Maureen Farrell began working in teacher education at St Andrew's College in 1993 and went on to become the BEd Programme Leader (1997-2002) and the Associate Dean for Initial Teacher Education (2002-2008). Farrell is currently a Senior Lecturer and teach on the BEd, and PGDE programmes and a Graduate Advisor of Studies, with particular responsibility for part-time students. Farrell completed my PhD on Culture and Identity in Scottish Children's Fiction in 2008.

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Ms Julie Mcadam


Julie Mcadam is currently working as a researcher within the School of Education, University of Glasgow where her research interests include Troublesome Knowledge and Threshold Concepts in Literacy Teaching.

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Dr. Alison Devlin


Dr. Alison Devlin is a Research Associate in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Alison has extensive experience of working on externally funded research and evaluation projects in Education, but this is one of the first to develop a teaching resource through partnership, which will be disseminated to other practitioners in the field.

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Caroline Bagelman


Caroline Bagelman is a PhD student at The University of Glasgow. Her dissertation will explore the ways in which picturebooks can act as socially transformative texts. Engaging with students’ responses to picturebooks selected for the “Journeys from Images to Words” has been a highlight of her research experience at the University of Glasgow.








This research project was also supported by Ms. Alayne Őztűrk, President UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association).

Overview in Brief



Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, this project was based in the School of Education, University of Glasgow, and considered a new approach to teaching and learning to enhance the language and literacy of children.

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Teaching Tools



Start your own journey of discovery by using our set of teaching tools, practical in-class activities, and suggestions to help children from diverse backgrounds enhance their language and literacy skills.

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Research in Full



View the project reseach in full and download the extended Teaching Pack to compliment our teaching tools and suggestions. You can also discover related academic publication in visual literacy and intercultural responses.

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