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ERIC Number: EJ1217981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Reading the World -- Teaching Visual Analysis in Higher Education
Abas, Suriati
Journal of Visual Literacy, v38 n1-2 p100-109 2019
This article provides a practical guide for teaching visual analysis to university students. By adapting Serafini's curricular and pedagogical framework for teaching multimodal representations to incorporate self-reflection, I evince how visual analysis can be taught in a writing course and similar introductory courses. Using a photograph that juxtaposed Edvard Munch's iconic image of "The Scream," I aim to develop students' visual literacy (VL) skills in terms of generating interpretations and translating the visual-to-verbal for meaning-making. Given the increasing dominance of visual representations, VL is fundamental to meet contemporary needs and thus, should not be marginalized in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Palestine
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A