ERIC Number: ED214519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Identifying the Theoretical Foundations of Visual Literacy.
Braden, Roberts A.; Hortin, John A.
This study reviews historical thinking about visual literacy, addresses the issue of setting visual literacy's parameters, and provides a philosophy to link individual theories in this multidisciplinary movement. The report examines the roots of the visual literacy movement and the seminal literature in the field. It includes a categorizing of topics and fields of study in the visual literacy movement, and generates a broad position statement that locates visual literacy in relationship to its parent disciplines. A definition of visual literacy is proposed and a set of principles to foster further development of the theoretical foundations in this emerging area is postulated. An extensive bibliography is provided. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Visual Literacy (13th, Lexington, KY, October 31-November 3, 1981). For related documents, see IR 010 090-092 and IR 010 094.