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dc.contributor.supervisor Keshavjee, Serena (History, University of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T14:33:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-12T14:33:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32574
dc.description.abstract This Master's thesis investigates how an English botanist, Dr. Reginald Buller, participated in the flow of New Botany practices and theories to Manitoba. I approach Buller's flow of knowledge through his use of classroom visual aids, in particular, hand-painted wall charts. Visual aids were not secondary to Buller's pedagogy but a key component to the communication of scientific knowledge. I analyze these wall charts and show how they are not only a teaching tool but have an aesthetic history and meaning of their own. Scientists and artists shared pictorial conventions when creating illustrations, due to their close observation of nature. In the particular case of Buller, he was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement which led to the creation of a unique, utilitarian pedagogical style for Buller's wall charts. These wall charts helped Buller craft engrossing lectures which spread modern botanical thought through the University of Manitoba in a province where education had previously been controlled by clergy. en_US
dc.subject Botany en_US
dc.subject Wall charts en_US
dc.subject Visual culture en_US
dc.subject science education en_US
dc.subject University of Manitoba en_US
dc.title Botany on the prairies: Dr. Reginald Buller’s botanical wall charts at the University of Manitoba en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hanley, James (History, University of Winnipeg) Jones, Esyllt (History, University of Manitoba) Goldsborough, Gordon (Biological Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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