ERIC Number: ED115305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Visual Literacy; What Research Says to the Teacher.
Platt, Joan M.
Visual literacy has been a function of human experience since the cave dwellers first created wall paintings. The contemporary definition of visual literacy extends literacy to include all the connotations of the word visual and encompasses perceptions developed from visual experience. The use of visual symbols together with written language symbols can strengthen the student's concept and thereby motivate him. It is important that the student have the opportunity to discover the enjoyment of learning with pictures he has taken himself with a camera. Three schools are listed that have existing visual literacy programs. Twenty-nine research references and a 13-item bibliography are included. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Films, Photography, Primary Education, Student Motivation, Visual Learning, Visual Literacy
NEA Publications, Order Department, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.