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Fearnside, Lee; Bereza, Matthew; McConn, Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This study examines how a visual art academic experience might help to reduce anxiety about interactions with the elderly, mitigate fears over aging, encourage more interactions with older people and improve visual literacy skills. University students in an introductory digital photography course interpreted conversations with residents of a local…
Descriptors: Photography, Intergenerational Programs, Visual Arts, College Students
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Boling, Elizabeth; Gray, Colin M.; Modell, Micah Gideon; Altuwaijri, Abdullah; Jung, Jiyoon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
Instructional images are used widely in textbooks and other learning materials, but the role of learner interpretation has not been adequately explored. While previous research has demonstrated the diversity of interpretation derived from images by learners, this research has not consistently taken place in the context of authentic learning tasks.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Decision Making, College Students, Second Language Learning
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Brante, Eva Wennås; Olander, Mona Holmqvist; Nyström, Marcus – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
Multimodal learning materials are frequently met in education assuming enhanced learning outcomes. This study examined whether contrasts in such materials are likely to support reading comprehension for all readers. Young adults (n = 46) met either text-only or text+picture material. Participants (19 with low phonological awareness [PA] and 27…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Pictorial Stimuli, Recall (Psychology), Eye Movements
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Koumi, Jack – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
This paper argues that pedagogic efficacy of multimedia packages (interactive multimedia presentations) cannot be achieved by experimental research in the absence of a detailed pedagogical screenwriting framework. Following a summary of relevant literature, such a framework is offered, consisting of micro-level design guidelines. The guidelines…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Guidelines, Visual Literacy, Cognitive Ability
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Valanides, Nicos; Efthymiou, Irene; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
Fifty-six third-year kindergarten student teachers (KTS) were presented with an experimental setting for investigating shadow phenomena. Prior to performing any specific experiment, KTS were asked to externalize their ideas about shadow phenomena corresponding to different configurations of the experimental setting through the use of drawings…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy
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Emanuel, Richard; Challons-Lipton, Siu – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
A conceptualization of visual proficiency is offered. A survey is described which asked college students (N = 358) to identify five photographs, five symbols, and five paintings that are generally recognized to be "famous". About 27% of all respondents claimed to recognize all the photographs, 23% recognized all the symbols, and 3%…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Visual Perception
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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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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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Fee, Samuel B.; Fee, Tara R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
In this paper, we describe the merits of "visual archaeology," or understanding the past through the analysis of images, as a method for teaching historical context. We begin by articulating the typical archaeological process for studying and analyzing material artifacts, and then describe the possibilities this process offers for…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Visual Literacy, Familiarity, Cultural Context
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Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
One finding and concomitant new conceptualization of the photovoice methodology derived from a research study conducted with community college students are put forward in this paper. One of the aims of the photovoice methodology is to develop a more critical consciousness within participants. I, however, did not note an increase of critical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Photography, Consciousness Raising
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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
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Brumberger, Eva – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
The so-called millennial learners who currently populate college classrooms are purportedly digital natives whose repeated exposure to a host of new technologies has allegedly resulted in enhanced skills in several areas, including those related to technology and visual communication. By extension, the argument has been made that digital natives…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Age Groups, Visual Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Kovalik, Cindy L.; Williams, Matthew A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
This exploratory study investigated student reaction to the use of cartoons as advance organizers for online discussions in an online course. A convenience sample of 15 students participated in the study by contributing cartoons, participating in online discussions, and completing a survey. Overall, survey results indicated student reaction to the…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Student Reaction, Online Courses, Cartoons
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