Environmental Print

What exactly is "environmental print" or "environmental text"?

Does this mean signs and posters and notices? I assume it means something a human being has posted or erected in any of our environments.

Real World reply: Absolutely! Environmental text describes any material found in our environment from which we gain information. This might include anything from a wordless traffic sign to a public notice for application for bylaw variance at the front of a house under renovation.

Many community studies teachers investigating environmental print/text might also include the balled-up food wrapper that blows across the road or the graffiti on that old garage down the street.

The environment is a two-way street. Words and images that we find in an environment give us information about the environment in which they are found. The environment shapes the context of the words and images we find and supplies additional information to us.

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