ERIC Number: ED454103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Do You "Speak" the Visual Language?
This paper discusses the relationship between "language" and "visual language." The paper describes two integrated teaching projects (children ages 4-11) in Croatia in which English as a Foreign Language and the visual language are presented as two potential common languages for young people to improve their communication in the process of learning to live together. The visual language is given the role of communication with others (children and elders, locally and internationally), the environment (natural, urban, global, endangered by wars), oneself (own feelings), and artworks (language of art, multiculturalism). The paper concludes that the analogy between a verbal language and a visual language has proved to be quite justified, on condition that the polysemy of visual forms is kept in mind. Contains 25 references. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Communication Skills, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Role, Program Content, Visual Literacy
Australian Institute of Art Education, C/Suite 125, 283 Glenhuntley Road, Eisternwick, VIC 3185, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Art Education, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Croatia