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Vesel, Judy; Robillard, Tara – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
Evidence suggests that content incorporated into science museum exhibits remains out of reach for many visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and who communicate in sign language. The implementation research described in this article was conducted by TERC, Inc. at the Museum of Science (MoS), Boston. The purpose was to examine use of a mobile…
Descriptors: Science Teaching Centers, Museums, Exhibits, Deafness
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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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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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Takaya, Kentei – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
Visual literacy is an important skill for students to have in order to interpret embedded messages on signs and in advertisements successfully. As advertisements today tend to feature iconic people or events that shaped the modern world, it is crucial to develop students' visual literacy skills so they can comprehend the intended messages. This…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Coleman, Julianne M.; Dantzler, John A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
This study sought to examine the frequency and type of graphical representations in science trade books for children from 1972 to 2007. Specifically questions addressed differences in graphical forms in science discipline and for intended audience age for books. The results revealed that there is an increase in the presence and variation of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Books, Visual Aids, Physical Sciences
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Ervine, Michelle D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
In this technologically advanced environment, users have become highly visual, with television, videos, web sites and images dominating the learning environment. These new forms of searching and learning are changing the perspective of what it means to be literate. Literacy can no longer solely rely on text-based materials, but should also…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Instructional Design, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Bintz, Carol – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
The twenty-first century hosts a well-established global economy, where leaders are required to have increasingly complex skills that include creativity, innovation, vision, relatability, critical thinking and well-honed communications methods. The experience gained by learning to be visually literate includes the ability to see, observe, analyze,…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Leadership Qualities, Critical Thinking
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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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Emanuel, Richard; Baker, Kim; Challons-Lipton, Siu – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
This paper describes the evolution of the "Cultural Image Literacy Assessment-USA"©. This assessment represents an important first step in measuring image literacy within a culture. Visual literacy is an integral part of all cultures. The framework used in creating an assessment of cultural image literacy in the United States could be…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Cultural Literacy, Visual Measures, Undergraduate Students
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Rodriguez, Lulu; Lin, Xiao – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
This study compares two modes of visually presenting information about wind energy--one using photographs and the other using cartoons--on audience's knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions. In an online experiment, participants were randomly assigned to the two treatments. Results indicate no significant difference between the two groups…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Natural Resources, Energy
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Pettersson, Rune; Avgerinou, Maria D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
Based on the existing research from Cognitive Psychology, Information Design, Instructional Design, and Multimedia Design, it is possible to develop recommendations for the design of learning experiences that facilitate, support and enrich student academic performance. This article concentrates on the role of the teacher as information designer in…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teacher Role, Teacher Developed Materials, Academic Achievement
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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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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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Vermeersch, Lode; Vandenbroucke, Anneloes – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
Although the paradigm of visual literacy (VL) is rapidly emerging, the construct itself still lacks operational specificity. Based on a semiotic understanding of visual culture as an ongoing process of "making meaning", we present in this study a skill-based classification of VL, differentiating four sets of VL skills: perception;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Perception, Imagination
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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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