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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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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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Branch, Robert Maribe; Mané, C. Erika; Shin, Min Young – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study replicated a study conducted by Branch, Rezabek and Cochenour (1998) who contended that perception and interpretation can be influenced by the type of graphic elements used to compose a diagram. Because instructional design conditions resemble complex situations that require learning development systems sufficient to address the…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Visual Aids, Instructional Design, Visual Literacy
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Nuhoglu Kibar, Pinar; Akkoyunlu, Buket – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
In this ever more digital and visual world, it has become more vital that students are encouraged to create content during the learning process through effective visualization of their knowledge. Infographics are an effective method for such visualization. The current study therefore proposes an infographic design rubric (IDR) as a criteria-based…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Design, Visual Literacy, Visualization
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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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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