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Guo, Daibao; Zimmer, Wendi; Matthews, Sharon D.; McTigue, Erin M. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Situated on the overlap between visual literacy and content area literacy, we conducted a systematic literature review regarding the impact of visuals for learning in K-12 content area classrooms. The purpose was to critically analyse the methodological rigor of this research base and provide direction for future research. Additionally, we provide…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education
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Shambaugh, Neal; Beacham, Cindy – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
A personal thinking language consists of verbal and visual means to transform ideas to action in social and work settings. This verbal and visual interaction of images and language is influenced by one's personal history, cultural expectations and professional practices. The article first compares a personal thinking language to other languages…
Descriptors: Guides, Design, Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Brugar, Kristy A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
Many researchers, teacher educators, teachers and students view graphics in text as an aspect of student learning (e.g. engagement, comprehension). However, as a field we have not addressed teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and decision-making associated with the use of graphics, student learning and issues of access. This mixed methods…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research
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Finson, Kevin D.; Pedersen, Jon E. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
An emergent data analysis technique was employed to test the veracity of a conceptual framework constructed around visual data use and instruction in science classrooms. The framework incorporated all five key components Vosniadou (2007a, 2007b) described as existing in a learner's schema: framework theory, presuppositions, conceptual domains,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Visual Aids, Information Utilization, Models