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Williams, Wendy R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Visual storytelling comes in many forms (e.g. films, comics, photographs, commercials) and is used for a range of purposes (e.g. to entertain, inform, persuade). Technological advances are enabling non-specialists to be consumers and producers of these works. Although many people are growing up surrounded by visual works, this does not mean that…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Design
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Gadelshina, Gyuzel; Cornwell, Arrian; Spoors, David – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Interest in the role of visual literacy within education has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Many scholars maintain that living in an image-rich culture in the twenty-first century requires preparing visually literate graduates who are capable of a critical reading and understanding of visual texts, as well as constructing images…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Visual Learning, Freehand Drawing, Critical Thinking
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Heruti, Vered – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article presents a pedagogical-visual process developed in a traditional frontal-format course with a multi-identity group of students set in a large lecture hall. It examines an assignment that required students to analyze a meaningful personal photograph and connate it culturally, while internalizing visual general patterns utilizing a…
Descriptors: Photography, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy
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Min, Jeeyoung – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This interpretive case study examines how undergraduate students enact visual literacies, focusing on transmediation from visual-embedded research papers into multimodal brochures, in an entry-level college writing course at a large research university in the U.S. Data sources included students' artifacts, interview transcripts, and field notes. A…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Research Papers (Students)
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Loerts, Terry; Belcher, Christina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
As modes of language have changed to incorporate more robust multiliteracies, thoughtful interactions are required for teaching and learning within higher education. This qualitative case study considers how new methods of instruction are perceived in higher education through the inclusion of academic visual journals over two semesters of required…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Skill Development, Student Journals, Journal Writing
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Karasavvvidis, Ilias – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
While multimodal composing has been systematically explored, there is hardly any research on how undergraduates use video and audio effects to communicate meanings. Effects are important because they facilitate the semiotic sculpting of the source visual and aural elements, making accessible an extra layer of semiotic potential. The present study…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Undergraduate Students, Production Techniques, Semiotics
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Reyes, Cynthia C.; Bishop, Penny A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Since middle school is a critical time for literacy learning in general and comprehension in particular, educators are left to ponder how best to teach these students. In addition, what role might student perception of reading strategies through visual depictions have in order to help teachers decide how best to guide their students with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Visualization, Reading Strategies
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Bratslavsky, Lauren; Wright, Anna; Kritselis, Alex; Luftig, David – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This study begins with the assumption that visual and related literacies are essential frameworks to foster not only students' learning of visual communication principles, but also 21st century skills such as creative problem solving and self-directed learning. We focus on assignment directions as a particular instructional component. In contrast…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Critical Thinking, Computer Software, Student Attitudes
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McDougall, Julian – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article shares the findings of a visual literacy project with museum curators and film educators. The research explores the mediation of social history and politics, the interplay of personal and professional curation and the role of reflexive visual literacy in understanding mediated identities. The project connected three museums around…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Museums, Films, Reflection
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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
With the commodification of English education in East Asian societies, a robust advertising industry has arisen to attract consumers. In the project described here, I engaged in a critical content analysis of over 1000 advertisements for English educational products and services collected in Japan and Taiwan. My focus was on how social groups are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advertising, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Berkeley, Sheri; Arditi, Orit; Daley, Hyle L.; Hott, Brittany L.; Larsen, Anna L. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study analyzed three types of visual representations (graphs, maps, & graphic organizers) in the most widely used eighth-grade U.S. History textbooks. The analyses included how each visual was constructed and used within the context of text narrative. Purposeful sampling techniques were used to select a representative sample of varied…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Graphs, Maps, Visual Aids
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Branch, Robert Maribe; Mané, C. Erika; Shin, Min Young – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study replicated a study conducted by Branch, Rezabek and Cochenour (1998) who contended that perception and interpretation can be influenced by the type of graphic elements used to compose a diagram. Because instructional design conditions resemble complex situations that require learning development systems sufficient to address the…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Visual Aids, Instructional Design, Visual Literacy
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Papadopoulou, Maria; Goria, Sophia; Manoli, Polyxeni; Pagkourelia, Evgenia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
During the last few years, there has been an ongoing interest in applying multimodality in educational practice, while the need to develop future educators' multimodal literacy has become more than necessary. In this context, the present research aimed at exploring whether a multimodal literacy course could contribute to university student…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Villamizar, Andres Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Tertiary students from non-English speaking backgrounds are often required to undertake preparatory language courses. Whilst these programs help them achieve an operational level of academic English, their curricula do not explicitly promote the development of essential 21st century visual literacy skills. Understandings of visual literacy in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction