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Emanuel, Richard; Challons-Lipton, Siu – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
A conceptualization of visual proficiency is offered. A survey is described which asked college students (N = 358) to identify five photographs, five symbols, and five paintings that are generally recognized to be "famous". About 27% of all respondents claimed to recognize all the photographs, 23% recognized all the symbols, and 3%…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Visual Perception
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Avgerinou, Maria D.; Pettersson, Rune – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Despite the fact that to date Visual Literacy (VL) scholars have not arrived at a general consensus for a theoretical organization of the VL field, important conceptual investigations have emerged over the past four decades. In this paper we discuss and synthesize those studies. We then present a first attempt toward a cohesive theory of VL. The…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Perception, Visual Literacy