Picturebooks that challenge: Moving beyond the conventional in ELT

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This session provides an overview and critique of a recent trend in education to bring challenging picturebooks into the language classroom. I will outline the ways picturebooks may be challenging, supported by examples for learners of all ages, and suggest that when carefully mediated, picturebooks can ensure that learning moves beyond a focus on the conventional.
Period19 Jun 202121 Jun 2021
Event titleIATEFL Annual conference
Event typeConference
Conference number54
LocationFaversham, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Picturebooks
  • challenging
  • EFL
  • teacher mediators