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Westlund, Elin – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This article explores visual formation of science content in multimodal compositions (text and image) made by students through their second school year, and aims to contribute to the body of metalanguage for explicit description and interpretation of this kind of meaning-making. The social semiotic analysis examined both visual and multimodal…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Coleman, Julianne M.; Dantzler, John A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
This study sought to examine the frequency and type of graphical representations in science trade books for children from 1972 to 2007. Specifically questions addressed differences in graphical forms in science discipline and for intended audience age for books. The results revealed that there is an increase in the presence and variation of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Books, Visual Aids, Physical Sciences
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Norman, Rebecca R.; Roberts, Kathryn L. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This study examined 30 second graders' patterns of attention to graphics (e.g., maps, diagrams, photographs, illustrations) and their illustration extensions (e.g., captions, labels) in two informational texts, and how students processed these items (e.g., creating narrative or evaluating). Results indicate that students do tend to study different…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Attention
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Perlman, Edna Barromi – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
This study explores how teachers visualize their professional persona. It is based on six case studies of female teachers in Israel, who photographed themselves at work, focusing on images of ideal situations of teaching. The study explores the self-perceptions of the teachers, which led to the construction of the images, by analysis of the signs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Photography, Females
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Douka, Glykeria; Motsiou, Eleni; Papadopoulou, Maria – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
The present study focuses on the comprehension and production of non-literal comparisons (NLC) via visual means in three age groups: kindergarten, second grade and fifth grade students. Although non-literality is a cognitive process, the educational system does not take advantage of it in pedagogy, especially before the fourth grade. The research…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Visual Stimuli, Kindergarten
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Sibanda, Jabulani; Sibanda, Lucy – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
The multimodal world learners inhabit demands visual literacy among other literacies if learners are to effectively navigate its terrain. In this study, we sought to understand the extent to which five Grade 4 English textbooks currently used in some schools in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa facilitated the development of visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Grade 4
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Dunn, Michael W. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
Students who have difficulty with academics often benefit from learning mnemonic strategies which provide a step-by-step process to accomplish a task. Three fourth-grade students who struggled with writing learned the Ask, Reflect, Text (ART) strategy to help them produce more elaborate narrative story text. After initially asking the questions…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Grade 4, Mnemonics, Writing Strategies
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Fattal, Laura Felleman – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures communicate or can be "read," a more and more highly prized skill in our educational landscape. The outcomes of the pilot study conducted with undergraduate teacher candidates engaged in Illustrator Studies are analyzed to broach aesthetic concepts and explore creative teaching pathways…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Visual Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Pilot Projects
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Coleman, Julianne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
The goal of this study was to gather data on US elementary school teachers' (K-5) instructional practices with graphical representations. The results revealed high percentages of usage for graphical representations but with varying levels of frequency. Overall, the most frequently reported instructional practices by teachers included 1) pointing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials