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Malich, John; Kehus, Marcella J. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
In our essay we discuss Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theory of a reading event. Second, we summarize Carole Cox and Joyce Many who applied the transactional theory and designed a 1-5 point continuum to stories and films. Third, we summarize film theorists David Bordwell's constructivism; Richard Wollheim's central imagining and…
Descriptors: Reader Text Relationship, Reader Response, Theories, Constructivism (Learning)
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Dunn, Michael W. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
Students who have difficulty with academics often benefit from learning mnemonic strategies which provide a step-by-step process to accomplish a task. Three fourth-grade students who struggled with writing learned the Ask, Reflect, Text (ART) strategy to help them produce more elaborate narrative story text. After initially asking the questions…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Grade 4, Mnemonics, Writing Strategies
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Connors, Sean P. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
Literacy educators might advocate using graphic novels to develop students' visual literacy skills, but teachers who lack a vocabulary for engaging in close analysis of visual texts may be reluctant to teach them. Recognizing this, teacher educators should equip preservice teachers with a vocabulary for analyzing visual texts. This article…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Adolescents, Reader Text Relationship, Novels
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White, Theresa Renee – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
This paper highlights the results of a project, in which a group of students, who were enrolled in an African American film criticism course at a large university in Southern California, participated in a community engagement project that incorporated visual and media literacy skills acquired in the classroom setting. The parameters of the project…
Descriptors: Film Study, Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Criticism
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Fattal, Laura Felleman – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures communicate or can be "read," a more and more highly prized skill in our educational landscape. The outcomes of the pilot study conducted with undergraduate teacher candidates engaged in Illustrator Studies are analyzed to broach aesthetic concepts and explore creative teaching pathways…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Visual Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Pilot Projects
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Fee, Samuel B.; Fee, Tara R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
In this paper, we describe the merits of "visual archaeology," or understanding the past through the analysis of images, as a method for teaching historical context. We begin by articulating the typical archaeological process for studying and analyzing material artifacts, and then describe the possibilities this process offers for…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Visual Literacy, Familiarity, Cultural Context
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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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Avgerinou, Maria D.; Pettersson, Rune – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Despite the fact that to date Visual Literacy (VL) scholars have not arrived at a general consensus for a theoretical organization of the VL field, important conceptual investigations have emerged over the past four decades. In this paper we discuss and synthesize those studies. We then present a first attempt toward a cohesive theory of VL. The…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Perception, Visual Literacy
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Finson, Kevin; Pederson, Jon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Visual data differs from visual information since it must be recorded, analyzed, and manipulated in some manner, whereas visual information is primarily sensory input. Our environment is constantly infused with visual inputs, and it is sometimes difficult to make sense of them or to determine how best to deal with them for instructional purposes…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Environment, Science Education, Heritage Education
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Rodriguez, Lulu; Dimitrova, Daniela V. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
While framing research has centered mostly on the evaluations of media texts, visual news discourse has remained relatively unexamined. This study surveys the visual framing techniques and methods employed in previous studies and proposes a four-tiered model of identifying and analyzing visual frames: (1) visuals as denotative systems, (2) visuals…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, News Media, Evaluation, Identification
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Barromi Perlman, Edna – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
An archivist from a kibbutz in the north of Israel has been managing the kibbutz archive for close to a decade. I have chosen to present her enterprise and the role she is playing by means of her archival work, which is changing the historiography of her kibbutz. The archivist at the kibbutz in question reevaluates her kibbutz's history while…
Descriptors: Archives, Photography, Visual Aids, Staff Role
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Ben-Peshat, Malka; Sitton, Shoshana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
We present here the findings of an ethno-visual research study involving the creation of a mental map of images, artifacts and practices in Tel Aviv's New Central Bus Station. This huge and complex building, part bus station, part shopping mall, has become a stage for multicultural encounters and interactions among diverse communities of users.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bus Transportation, Facilities, Visual Aids
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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
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Kovalik, Cindy L.; Williams, Matthew A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
This exploratory study investigated student reaction to the use of cartoons as advance organizers for online discussions in an online course. A convenience sample of 15 students participated in the study by contributing cartoons, participating in online discussions, and completing a survey. Overall, survey results indicated student reaction to the…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Student Reaction, Online Courses, Cartoons
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Coleman, Julianne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
The goal of this study was to gather data on US elementary school teachers' (K-5) instructional practices with graphical representations. The results revealed high percentages of usage for graphical representations but with varying levels of frequency. Overall, the most frequently reported instructional practices by teachers included 1) pointing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials
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