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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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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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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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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Berkeley, Sheri; Arditi, Orit; Daley, Hyle L.; Hott, Brittany L.; Larsen, Anna L. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study analyzed three types of visual representations (graphs, maps, & graphic organizers) in the most widely used eighth-grade U.S. History textbooks. The analyses included how each visual was constructed and used within the context of text narrative. Purposeful sampling techniques were used to select a representative sample of varied…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Graphs, Maps, 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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Westlund, Elin – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This article explores visual formation of science content in multimodal compositions (text and image) made by students through their second school year, and aims to contribute to the body of metalanguage for explicit description and interpretation of this kind of meaning-making. The social semiotic analysis examined both visual and multimodal…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Duesbery, Luke; Braun-Monegan, Jenelle; Liu, Kimy; McCoy, Jan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
The quality of a data display can have an impact on the interpretation of those data. A survey of the literature indicates that data displays can vary in quality of accuracy, clarity, and efficacy. In this study we develop and apply an evaluative rubric to graphs in a sample of six education journals: three research and three practitioner. Results…
Descriptors: Data, Graphic Arts, Visual Aids, Data Interpretation
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Chen, Xiaoning – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
With emerging new technologies being applied in teaching and learning, this study compares visual representations in three different high school biology textbook formats and analyses the senses engaged in viewing and understanding the science content represented through these visuals. The findings show that while a similar pattern is observed in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Visual Aids, Textbook Content, High Schools
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Dermata, Katerina; Skarpelos, Yannis – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
The research on short stories for children has focused in Greece mostly on their literary, pedagogical, linguistic and educational aspects. This paper attempts to approach Short Form Stories for children under the light of social semiotics, the main elements being the author's choices in sign-creation process and its interpretation by the reader.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literary Genres, Childrens Literature, Story Reading
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Kalessopoulou, Despina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
Children's museums and exhibitions designed for children are well-thought adult projects; however, children rarely participate in the design process. Visual research methods can provide a remedy for this scarcity of children's agency in determining significant exhibition qualities. The paper will discuss a visual research methodology that empowers…
Descriptors: Photography, Museums, Exhibits, Design
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
Many researchers, teacher educators, teachers and students view graphics in text as an aspect of student learning (e.g. engagement, comprehension). However, as a field we have not addressed teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and decision-making associated with the use of graphics, student learning and issues of access. This mixed methods…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research
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