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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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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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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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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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Ecoma, Victor – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
The paper reflects upon the tools, approaches and applications of visual literacy in the Visual Arts Department of Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria. The objective of the discourse is to examine how the visual arts training and practice equip students with skills in visual literacy through methods of production, materials and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Visual Arts, Art Education
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Blummer, Barbara – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
The ubiquitousness of images in the digital era highlights the importance of individuals' visual communication skills in the 21st Century. We conducted a literature review of visual literacy initiatives in academic institutions to illustrate best practices for imparting these skills in students. The literature review identified five categories of…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Best Practices
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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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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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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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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