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Scheflan-Katzav, Hadara – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
The premise of the article is that the history of Western art as taught in most art curricula is fundamentally biased and patriarchal. It was primarily feminist scholars who demonstrated how modernist art paradigms are constructed by gender differences and thus reflect and reinforce gender power relations. My claim is that changing the power…
Descriptors: Art Education, Feminism, Power Structure, Visual Perception
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Alter, Grit; Köffler, Nadja – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Textbooks do not only offer information on specific topics and delineate competence development but provide insights into a society's socio-cultural norms and values by means of representations. In particular, this refers to the diversity with which classrooms, groups of friends and families are depicted in textbooks. The contribution at hand…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Diversity
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Swerzenski, J. D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Among the most difficult aspects of building visual literacy is creating awareness of manipulation, a task made continuously harder by the prevalence of 'Photoshopped' or digitally altered photos through fake news or our everyday usage of photo editing apps. So how are educators to build awareness of visual literacy when manipulation has become…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy, Editing
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Donner, Kelley – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Theory of mind skills are critical to understanding and interpreting many illustrations in primary school literature especially those which are used in material for the purpose of learning to read. Unfortunately, children who learn to read at an early age as well as mainstreamed children, such as those with autism, often have grave deficiencies in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Barriers, Illustrations, Reading Materials
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Topouzova, Lilia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
In my university classroom teaching, I draw on my interdisciplinary background as both a humanistic scholar and a documentary filmmaker, presenting an approach to learning that integrates scholarship with a digital storytelling practicum. Questions that scrutinize the relationship between written and visual discourses, the possibilities and limits…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Computer Uses in Education, College Instruction, Ethics
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Schoonover, Nina R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
This qualitative case study explored the experiences of two teachers participating in a visual literacy online professional development course sponsored by a state-funded art museum. As the world becomes more visual, there is a continued need for teachers to develop the skills needed to foster visual literacy in their students; therefore, the goal…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Museums, Faculty Development, Online Courses
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Lechner, Verena Elisabeth – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
For creating and reading data visualizations, visual literacy is crucial. This article advances the knowledge about graphical variations and conventions related to the basic graphical element of the graphical line used as a connector in data visualizations. Some visual characteristics of connecting lines can be used to show directionality and thus…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Data, Visual Literacy, Narration
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Brumberger, Eva – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
The multitude of disciplines, perspectives, and practices that inform the study of visual literacy is incredibly valuable, but at the same time it means our research lacks a shared set of methodologies and methods. Unfamiliar research approaches may lead to mistrust of research findings and, even more problematic, to missed opportunities for…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Visual Literacy, Research, Data
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Behnke, Yvonne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
This contribution evaluates opportunities and challenges concerning the conception and utilization of visuals in current German geography textbooks from multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives. The designer's point of view, with insights from visual communications, information design, user experience design, and instructional design, will be…
Descriptors: Usability, Geography, Textbooks, Visual Aids
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Peña, Ernesto; Dobson, Teresa M. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Until today, the most accepted notion about the coinage of visual literacy as a concept has been credited to John Debes in the late 1960s. In this paper, the authors describe the use of available digital tools to unearth a history of the concept of visual literacy in education that precedes in roughly 30 years these events. These overlooked years…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Educational History, Influence of Technology, Educational Policy
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Holsanova, Jana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Today's scientific texts are complex and multimodal. Due to new technology, the number of images is increasing, as is their diversity and complexity. Interaction with complex texts and visualizations becomes a challenge. How can we help readers and learners achieve multimodal literacy? We use data from the audio description of a popular scientific…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Language Usage, Visual Aids, Protocol Analysis
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Nagy, Nóra – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
University students are often expected to interpret and produce multimodal texts during their studies. However, their multimodal literacy is rarely developed explicitly and students often lack the language and the knowledge to talk and write about multimodal experiences. Such expectations demand knowledge and skills to approach multimodal texts in…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art, Museums, Exhibits
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Diani, Giuliana; Sezzi, Annalisa – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Nowadays, knowledge dissemination among children is no longer limited to the classroom and course or information books. It also includes websites explicitly addressed to youngsters who have a different stage of cognitive development and background knowledge compared to adults. However, they are also the first to live in today's multimodal…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Hypermedia
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Masi, Silvia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
The TED talk (www.ted.com) is a hybrid popularizing genre empowered by contemporary digital technologies in which different semiotic modes feature prominently and which is being extensively used in educational settings. This study is based on and further develops research on co-speech gestures in a selection of such talks from various knowledge…
Descriptors: Speeches, Nonverbal Communication, Multiple Literacies, Discourse Analysis
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Eisenlauer, Volker – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Because innovations in media technologies affect all aspects of our daily lives, multimodal and computational literacies are becoming increasingly important as a way to empower English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in their second language practices. Content-sharing platforms, such as YouTube, provide instant access to authentic language…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Software, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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