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Fotini Bonoti; Maria Papadopoulou; Panagiota Lytaki – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2024
The present study aimed to investigate whether preschoolers can recognise the emotions conveyed in panels of the Asterix comic series. The sample consisted of 40 pre-school children (22 boys and 18 girls), aged 52-72 months. They were presented with 8 panels, which in pairs conveyed the emotions of happiness, sadness, fear and anger. Adult raters…
Descriptors: Young Children, Cartoons, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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A. Martín Erro; S. Nuere Menéndez-Pidal – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2024
This paper aims to analyse to what extent the engineering curricula contribute to the development of visual literacy among engineering students. Communicating and thinking visually is a basic skill for all engineers, being a fundamental part of their educational stage. For this purpose, Engineering Graphics subjects from 30 engineering schools…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Engineering Education, Drafting, Foreign Countries
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Charsky, Dennis – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
The purpose of this position paper in to provide guidance on the creation and utilization of infographics for learning and instruction. The paper includes practical insights and provides a framework for the creation of infographics. The framework can be used by educators to create their own infographics for instructional and visual literacy…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Instructional Materials, Best Practices, Material Development
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Myers, John P. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
Preparing students for informed democratic citizenship by learning about contemporary political and social issues requires the ability to critically evaluate online data visualisations. This study examines 25 social studies teachers' perceptions of online data visualisations as informational resources for teaching, and how these perceptions…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Visual Aids, Misconceptions, Bias
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Nuhoglu Kibar, Pinar – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of instruction enriched with either simple or complex graphics on perception, interpretation of visuals in terms of the visual language used, and on the orientation of attention on visuals during perception and interpretation of visuals. The study was designed based on the randomised…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Visual Literacy, Skill Development, Visual Perception
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Kuba, Renata; Jeong, Allan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
New technologies have made the world highly visual, making visual literacy an important and relevant 21st-century skill. Educators and students are often required to produce visual communication products such as infographics, but they often lack the confidence and proficiency in visual design skills to create higher-quality infographics. We…
Descriptors: Design, Visual Arts, Visual Aids, Data Analysis
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Bodén, Ulrika; Stenliden, Linnéa; Nissen, Jörgen – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
This study aims to demonstrate how interactions between a Visual Analytics (VA) application and students shape an interactive and multimodal reading practice. VA is a technology offering support with analysing vast amounts of data through visualisations. Such information-rich interactive interfaces provide possibilities for students to gain…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Secondary Schools, Reading Ability
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Vanderschantz, Nicholas; Daly, Nicola – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
Presentation of text in picturebooks is an under-investigated field that requires consideration in order to support readers and those selecting books for readers. A unique form of picturebook is the bilingual picturebook which presents a story in two languages. The complexities of language readability and legibility are increased in these books,…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Bilingualism, Layout (Publications), Second Languages
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Cun, Aijuan; Huang, Ting – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
There is limited research concerning the use of visual materials for academic learning in Chinese undergraduate international students' experiences of studying in the United States. To help address this gap, drawing upon theoretical perspectives on multimodality and a literature review on using visual resources, this article discusses the ways in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy, Student Attitudes
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Shi, Dan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
The study examines the intermodality in children's picture books, with a special focus on the visual-verbal meaning instantiation in young learners' visual literacy readings. Picture books serve as one of the main platforms and channels that prepare children for early literacy education. Coronavirus as a key theme children have encountered during…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Picture Books, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Nolan, Shaun – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
This paper examines the introduction of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) in Denmark and its potential as a pedagogical tool used throughout Danish education culture and particularly in Danish primary schools. The first active Danish users of and trainers in VTS in the country provide purposive qualitative interview data through structured e-mail…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills
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Nurcan Keles; Mary Nyaema – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2023
The goal of the study was to compare how visual representations were integrated into the contents of the U.S. and Turkish textbooks used in life science. Data was collected from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school topics common to both countries. Content analysis was used to analyse visual representations in textbooks. The visual representations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Biological Sciences, Middle Schools
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Brumberger, Eva – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2022
Eye tracking has been utilized for decades to study perceptual processes in a range of fields, and it has proven particularly useful for studying how the viewing behaviours of experts and novices within a field differ from one another. This article reports on a study that uses eye tracking to examine patterns in the ways that visual communication…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Visual Literacy, Expertise, Photojournalism
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Akpang, Clement Emeka – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2022
Writing about art is a complex task that differs considerably from other forms of writing because it requires detailed understanding and application of certain theoretical frameworks for visual analysis. This has proven to be a major challenge amongst university and college students in Nigeria who grapple with interpreting visuals into text. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Programs, Writing Ability, Undergraduate Students
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Brown, Cecilie Waallann – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2022
This article presents results from a case study which investigated how Norwegian English foreign language (EFL) learners, roughly aged 16-17, take action through redesigning a multimodal advertisement. Data was collected from a redesign task at the end of a 16-week intervention, in which three classes were introduced to critical visual literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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