ERIC Number: ED396357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Visual Research in the Classroom.
Sharing some organizational frameworks, this paper presents two groups of diagrams that have been employed in various communication classes to illustrate how theoretical understandings can be used as paradigms to help organize information in a more clarified manner. The first part of the paper discusses diagrams which are directly relevant to courses in visual communication and cinematic development. Diagrams in the first part of the paper address media/space/abstraction relationships, the spectrum of deep and flat relationships, narrative (fiction) film, and some relationships between window/frame visual analysis and realism/formalism/modernism modes of cinematic style. The second part of the paper presents three diagrams, variations on a general model of communication, more along the lines of visualizing theory in an attempt to metaphorically extend the visual analysis paradigm of the first group to the larger contexts of the communication process. Contains 5 unnumbered diagrams, 3 figures, 4 notes, and 24 references. Appendixes present a description of the functions of communication, and an organizational chart for courses in film and television theory and criticism. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Context; Theoretical Orientation; Visual Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (St. Paul, MN, April 17-21, 1996).