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ERIC Number: EJ1217982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Enhancing Visual Literacy of Students through Photo Elicitation
Chai, Choon-Lee
Journal of Visual Literacy, v38 n1-2 p120-129 2019
In this photo elicitation assignment, each student must take, select, and interpret a picture about a social issue that he/she has learned about in class. The student must then craft either a sensory poem, or answer the SHOWeD questions as designed by Shaffer and modified by Wang, which facilitates the student's interpretation of the picture. As a teaching tool, photo elicitation offers a range of pedagogical values; it enables visualization of students' everyday experiences, elicits personal meaning and emotion, promotes real-life and active learning, engenders critical consciousness, and enhances the visual literacy of students in terms of their visual "writing" and "thinking" skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A