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by John M. Kennedy 1974

This chapter is intended as a kind of model for an attempt to understand icons and like displays. It will try to suggest some ways to study icons, give examples appropriate even for children, and provide a practical theoretical viewpoint for the instructor. The viewpoint is that only some displays rely on cultural canons; other displays (icons) rely heavily on perceptual skills that usually develop spontaneously, without tutoring.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 73, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 5, 1974, p. 211-240
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19424, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 10:16:10 AM

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  • John Kennedy
    University of Toronto
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    JOHN M. KENNEDY is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Life Sciences at Scarborough College, University of Toronto.
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