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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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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
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Karatza, Styliani – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
This paper is concerned with multimodal literacy involving the different kinds of knowledge required to fully access texts with multiple semiotic resources used in reading comprehension test tasks. Such literacy requirements have not drawn researchers' attention to date, mainly because the foreign language teaching and testing project has…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Multiple Literacies, Semiotics, Reading Tests
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Carter, Danielle – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
In an environment that encourages co-construction and participatory practices, and especially in an educational environment saturated with media and images in which children are considered to be valid and competent contributors to knowledge construction, children's visual literacy becomes increasingly important to the development of educational…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Metacognition, Reflection, Learning Processes
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Kedra, Joanna – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Competency in visual literacy (VL) is crucial for effective visual communication, and thus for living and working in a visually saturated environment. However, VL across disciplines is still marginalized in higher education curricula. This tendency is partly caused by the lack of knowledge and agreement on what it means to be visually literate.…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Higher Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Westlund, Elin – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This article explores visual formation of science content in multimodal compositions (text and image) made by students through their second school year, and aims to contribute to the body of metalanguage for explicit description and interpretation of this kind of meaning-making. The social semiotic analysis examined both visual and multimodal…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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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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Ecoma, Victor – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
The paper reflects upon the tools, approaches and applications of visual literacy in the Visual Arts Department of Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria. The objective of the discourse is to examine how the visual arts training and practice equip students with skills in visual literacy through methods of production, materials and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Visual Arts, Art Education
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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
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Koumi, Jack – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
This paper argues that pedagogic efficacy of multimedia packages (interactive multimedia presentations) cannot be achieved by experimental research in the absence of a detailed pedagogical screenwriting framework. Following a summary of relevant literature, such a framework is offered, consisting of micro-level design guidelines. The guidelines…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Guidelines, Visual Literacy, Cognitive Ability
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Fee, Samuel B.; Fee, Tara R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2012
In this paper, we describe the merits of "visual archaeology," or understanding the past through the analysis of images, as a method for teaching historical context. We begin by articulating the typical archaeological process for studying and analyzing material artifacts, and then describe the possibilities this process offers for…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Visual Literacy, Familiarity, Cultural Context
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Takahashi, Shinji – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1996
Discusses some of the technological difficulties associated with the use of English or other European languages on the Internet, and uses Japanese computing as an example. Examines the linguistic culture of the language with attention to English, how technology limits/expands communication, and the role of languages in the computer domain.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, Information Technology
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Ono, Rumi – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1996
Examines how users reveal a reflexive projection of the self in Internet "speech," and how Internet communication encourages users to internalize globalization in their self-identity. Also describes the Internet as a global networked community. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Global Approach, Internet, Self Concept
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McDonald, Jeannette; And Others – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1996
Results of case studies of elementary and secondary school educators on Internet use indicate that while some teachers use telecommunications simply as a new tool to implement their habitual teaching practices, others are taking advantage of Internet capabilities to employ more innovative methods. (AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning)