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ERIC Number: ED060655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 10
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Visual Literacy--A New Concept?
Ross, Samuel B., Jr.
It is fruitless to debate whether visual literacy is a new or old concept. It is important to train today's children in visual literacy because the mass media are more vital to them and take up more of their time than do the schools. As part of a pilot project designed to deal with the problems of reading and verbal-visual communication, a group of elementary school students were provided with cameras and films and, after some training in their use, were sent out to take pictures. The resulting pictures revealed the interests of the students. The second step was having students take photo sequences centering around a theme of their own choosing. The results showed whether the students were able to understand cause and effect and first and last. The themes chosen were used as the basis for group and individual conferences. The next step was to make movies. A natural outgrowth of the movie project was the use of closed-circuit video tape equipment. The instant playback of this equipment proved valuable in showing whether students could correct errors as they went along. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Green Chimneys School, Brewster, NY.