ERIC Number: ED292744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Visual Literacy: Art as a Basic in the Elementary School Curriculum. An Annotated Bibliography.
Hunt, Jill W.
This research indicates that art education can help develop visual perceptual abilities which can be applied to all areas of learning. Skills in visual perception developed through the study of art will help integrate subject areas. The study organized research and information that emphasized the redefinition of art in the elementary school curriculum, connecting art with visual perception and cognition, and stressing art's expanding role in general education. The study includes an annotated bibliography which is divided into four sections. Section 1 includes six annotated books and articles that describe the beginning of perception as vision and indicate the relationship between the senses and visual perception. Section 2 contains 18 books and articles that discuss the connection between perception and cognition and the role of art in cognition. Section 3, containing 8 annotated books and articles, establishes that skills in visual perception can be taught. Section 4 includes annotations of 11 books and articles that examine visual literacy and its connection to the study of art. The research reveals that instruction in visual perception and thinking has increased the performance of children in mathematics and increased intelligence quotient test scores and perceptual discrimination skills. The paper also provides a glossary. (SM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.