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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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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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Diani, Giuliana; Sezzi, Annalisa – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Nowadays, knowledge dissemination among children is no longer limited to the classroom and course or information books. It also includes websites explicitly addressed to youngsters who have a different stage of cognitive development and background knowledge compared to adults. However, they are also the first to live in today's multimodal…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Hypermedia
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Abas, Suriati – Journal of Visual Literacy, 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…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Introductory Courses, Writing Instruction, Photography
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Chai, Choon-Lee – Journal of Visual Literacy, 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…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Photography, Visual Aids, Social Problems
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Lehmuskallio, Asko – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
The paper considers the particular value of focusing on the look as a medium when studying visual cultures. This focus is helpful for coming to terms with distinct understandings of the visual. To address the look as a medium, four analytical dimensions are introduced for distinguishing among separate but closely interrelated visual phenomena: the…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Culture, Visual Perception
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Thompson, Dana Statton – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This innovative teaching idea, the "Digital Image Guide" (DIG) Method, addresses the pressing need to develop visual pedagogies in the university classroom by providing a technique for students to use to critically read digital images. This article also introduces the concept of "shallow" and "deep images." It then…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Critical Reading, College Students, Visual Aids
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Barromi Perlman, Edna – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
An archivist from a kibbutz in the north of Israel has been managing the kibbutz archive for close to a decade. I have chosen to present her enterprise and the role she is playing by means of her archival work, which is changing the historiography of her kibbutz. The archivist at the kibbutz in question reevaluates her kibbutz's history while…
Descriptors: Archives, Photography, Visual Aids, Staff Role
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Shiffman, Carole B. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
When designing public service materials, graphic designers should consider the social and cultural influences of their audience. By recognizing different world views and ethnic experiences, the "visual dialect" can be applied to create effective designs that respond to audience needs and reach educational goals. Techniques for creative…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Creative Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences