The Shape of Knowledge: Children and the Visual Culture of Literacy and Numeracy

@article{Eddy2013TheSO,
  title={The Shape of Knowledge: Children and the Visual Culture of Literacy and Numeracy},
  author={Matthew Daniel Eddy},
  journal={Science in Context},
  year={2013},
  volume={26},
  pages={215 - 245}
}
  • M. Eddy
  • Published 30 April 2013
  • Education
  • Science in Context
The Argument In 1787 an anonymous student of the Perth Academy spent countless hours transforming his rough classroom notes into a beautifully inscribed notebook. Though this was an everyday practice for many Enlightenment students, extant notebooks of this nature are extremely rare and we know very little about how middle class children learned to inscribe and visualize knowledge on paper. This essay addresses this lacuna by using recently located student notebooks, drawings, and marginalia… 

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