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Shambaugh, Neal; Beacham, Cindy – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
A personal thinking language consists of verbal and visual means to transform ideas to action in social and work settings. This verbal and visual interaction of images and language is influenced by one's personal history, cultural expectations and professional practices. The article first compares a personal thinking language to other languages…
Descriptors: Guides, Design, Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Dunlap, Joanna C.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
People learn and remember more efficiently and effectively through the use of text and visuals than through text alone. Infographics are one way of presenting complex and dense informational content in a way that supports cognitive processing, learning, and future recognition and recollection. But the power of infographics is that they are a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes, Visual Aids, Learning Processes
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Farrell, Teresa A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
An abridgment of the dissertation "Measuring Visual Literacy Ability in Graduate Level Pre-Service Teachers" by Teresa A. Farrell, this quantitative descriptive study was designed to establish a baseline of VL ability within this population using a national pool of graduate level students enrolled in teacher preparation programs.…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Ma, Yan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This article examines visual literacy education and research for library and information science profession to educate the information professionals who will be able to execute and implement the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Visual Literacy Competency Standards successfully. It is a continuing call for inclusion of visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Library Education, Information Science Education, Competence
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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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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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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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Metallinos, Nikos – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Developing visual communication media technologies, such as computerized television, three-dimensional video, digital video interactive (DVI), and high-definition television hinder rather than enhance viewers' perceptual processes, understanding, and aesthetic appreciation of visual messages. Visual communication media researchers should reach out…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cognitive Processes, Communications, Comprehension