Rumpelstiltskin in Traditional and New Digital Media

Christine Blaney


The article documents 10 months of work focusing on
the process of creating a childrenís book which
develops new ways to utilise digital media alongside
traditional methods and techniques such as mark
making, drawing, painting and collage. The work
aims to promote and develop language and literacy
development within an innovative contemporary
illustration context. 
The work makes use of research into specific learning
methods (such as cloze procedure, semantic and
syntactic evaluation, word identification and phonics)
and embeds them within a traditional fairytale
narrative. The aim of the book is to stimulate and
motivate learners through use of tested learning
methods alongside inventive use of illustration, layout
and letterforms.

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