Pictorial information design for schools
A pictorial approach for introducing children to fundamental ideas about information design may present fewer problems for teachers than a verbal approach. In education generally, pictures have become a more pervasive feature of instructional strategies and resources. This article considers how information design might be approached in the classroom by having children develop original explanatory pictures. Such an approach would require both a reconcep-tualisation of the purposes of children's classroom drawing and the development of teaching strategies that sensitise children to the needs of information users.