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Costa, Rosalina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Mobile phones are a characteristic artefact of contemporary societies, transversally present in both public and private spheres, including the students' daily life. This paper showcases an innovative teaching activity that takes advantage of this fact by promoting and valuing the use of smart phones in the university classrooms, specifically when…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Abas, Suriati – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article provides a practical guide for teaching visual analysis to university students. By adapting Serafini's curricular and pedagogical framework for teaching multimodal representations to incorporate self-reflection, I evince how visual analysis can be taught in a writing course and similar introductory courses. Using a photograph that…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Introductory Courses, Writing Instruction, Photography
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Chai, Choon-Lee – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
In this photo elicitation assignment, each student must take, select, and interpret a picture about a social issue that he/she has learned about in class. The student must then craft either a sensory poem, or answer the SHOWeD questions as designed by Shaffer and modified by Wang, which facilitates the student's interpretation of the picture. As a…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Photography, Visual Aids, Social Problems
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Lehmuskallio, Asko – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
The paper considers the particular value of focusing on the look as a medium when studying visual cultures. This focus is helpful for coming to terms with distinct understandings of the visual. To address the look as a medium, four analytical dimensions are introduced for distinguishing among separate but closely interrelated visual phenomena: the…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Culture, Visual Perception
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Thompson, Dana Statton – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This innovative teaching idea, the "Digital Image Guide" (DIG) Method, addresses the pressing need to develop visual pedagogies in the university classroom by providing a technique for students to use to critically read digital images. This article also introduces the concept of "shallow" and "deep images." It then…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Critical Reading, College Students, Visual Aids
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McLeod, Gary – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Rephotography involves making one or more pictures of the same subject in order to repeat an existing image, usually to show change. Recognized early on as a rigorous visual method for natural sciences, rephotography in popular culture has grown into a popular visual strategy of displaying images of the past within or alongside images of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Literacy, Electronic Learning, Graduate Students
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Beene, Stephanie; Schadl, Suzanne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article presents one way that librarians, archivists, and educators can create new knowledge by connecting communities with rare material culture. The authors share how they engaged critically reflective practices while gathering descriptions of rare Mexican artists' books at community-engaged outreach events. The books took on new meanings…
Descriptors: Artists, Books, Culture, Mexicans
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Ervine, Michelle D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
In this technologically advanced environment, users have become highly visual, with television, videos, web sites and images dominating the learning environment. These new forms of searching and learning are changing the perspective of what it means to be literate. Literacy can no longer solely rely on text-based materials, but should also…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Instructional Design, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Malich, John; Kehus, Marcella J. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
In our essay we discuss Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theory of a reading event. Second, we summarize Carole Cox and Joyce Many who applied the transactional theory and designed a 1-5 point continuum to stories and films. Third, we summarize film theorists David Bordwell's constructivism; Richard Wollheim's central imagining and…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Reader Response, Theories, Constructivism (Learning)
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Connors, Sean P. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
Literacy educators might advocate using graphic novels to develop students' visual literacy skills, but teachers who lack a vocabulary for engaging in close analysis of visual texts may be reluctant to teach them. Recognizing this, teacher educators should equip preservice teachers with a vocabulary for analyzing visual texts. This article…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Adolescents, Reader Text Relationship, Novels
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White, Theresa Renee – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
This paper highlights the results of a project, in which a group of students, who were enrolled in an African American film criticism course at a large university in Southern California, participated in a community engagement project that incorporated visual and media literacy skills acquired in the classroom setting. The parameters of the project…
Descriptors: Film Study, Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Criticism
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Finson, Kevin; Pederson, Jon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Visual data differs from visual information since it must be recorded, analyzed, and manipulated in some manner, whereas visual information is primarily sensory input. Our environment is constantly infused with visual inputs, and it is sometimes difficult to make sense of them or to determine how best to deal with them for instructional purposes…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Environment, Science Education, Heritage Education