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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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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