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Schoonover, Nina R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
This qualitative case study explored the experiences of two teachers participating in a visual literacy online professional development course sponsored by a state-funded art museum. As the world becomes more visual, there is a continued need for teachers to develop the skills needed to foster visual literacy in their students; therefore, the goal…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Museums, Faculty Development, Online Courses
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Lechner, Verena Elisabeth – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
For creating and reading data visualizations, visual literacy is crucial. This article advances the knowledge about graphical variations and conventions related to the basic graphical element of the graphical line used as a connector in data visualizations. Some visual characteristics of connecting lines can be used to show directionality and thus…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Data, Visual Literacy, Narration
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Donner, Kelley – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Theory of mind skills are critical to understanding and interpreting many illustrations in primary school literature especially those which are used in material for the purpose of learning to read. Unfortunately, children who learn to read at an early age as well as mainstreamed children, such as those with autism, often have grave deficiencies in…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Barriers, Illustrations, Reading Materials
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Schwartz, Nadia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Current accounting graduates will be engaged in a constantly changing and visual world, and educators can help them by harnessing the power of visual metaphors. This article illustrates how hand-drawings by student groups can reveal negative perceptions of accountants as a potential career choice for new students, making such perceptions something…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Accounting, Freehand Drawing
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Fragou, Olga; Papadopoulou, Maria – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Today's society is highly visual, imposing the use of respective practices in Higher Education; under this scope the importance of images and multimedia alters the way 21st digital literacy is perceived. As technology advances, it is important for education professionals to learn how to read visuals through practicing and analyzing techniques, but…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Material Development, Visual Aids, Graphic Arts
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Thompson, Dana Statton; Beene, Stephanie – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Visual literacy has evolved alongside information literacy and media literacy, reflecting social, technological, and cultural changes. Rapidly advancing technology, multimodal access to information and disinformation, and political rhetoric increasingly impact the perception, trust, and use of visual media. These broader technological and cultural…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Higher Education, Standards
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Holsanova, Jana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Today's scientific texts are complex and multimodal. Due to new technology, the number of images is increasing, as is their diversity and complexity. Interaction with complex texts and visualizations becomes a challenge. How can we help readers and learners achieve multimodal literacy? We use data from the audio description of a popular scientific…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Language Usage, Visual Aids, Protocol Analysis
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Masi, Silvia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
The TED talk (www.ted.com) is a hybrid popularizing genre empowered by contemporary digital technologies in which different semiotic modes feature prominently and which is being extensively used in educational settings. This study is based on and further develops research on co-speech gestures in a selection of such talks from various knowledge…
Descriptors: Speeches, Nonverbal Communication, Multiple Literacies, Discourse Analysis
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Reyes, Cynthia C.; Bishop, Penny A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Since middle school is a critical time for literacy learning in general and comprehension in particular, educators are left to ponder how best to teach these students. In addition, what role might student perception of reading strategies through visual depictions have in order to help teachers decide how best to guide their students with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Visualization, Reading Strategies
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Bratslavsky, Lauren; Wright, Anna; Kritselis, Alex; Luftig, David – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This study begins with the assumption that visual and related literacies are essential frameworks to foster not only students' learning of visual communication principles, but also 21st century skills such as creative problem solving and self-directed learning. We focus on assignment directions as a particular instructional component. In contrast…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Critical Thinking, Computer Software, Student Attitudes
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McDougall, Julian – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article shares the findings of a visual literacy project with museum curators and film educators. The research explores the mediation of social history and politics, the interplay of personal and professional curation and the role of reflexive visual literacy in understanding mediated identities. The project connected three museums around…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Museums, Films, Reflection
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Williams, Wendy R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Visual storytelling comes in many forms (e.g. films, comics, photographs, commercials) and is used for a range of purposes (e.g. to entertain, inform, persuade). Technological advances are enabling non-specialists to be consumers and producers of these works. Although many people are growing up surrounded by visual works, this does not mean that…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Design
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Gadelshina, Gyuzel; Cornwell, Arrian; Spoors, David – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Interest in the role of visual literacy within education has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Many scholars maintain that living in an image-rich culture in the twenty-first century requires preparing visually literate graduates who are capable of a critical reading and understanding of visual texts, as well as constructing images…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Visual Learning, Freehand Drawing, Critical Thinking
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Heruti, Vered – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article presents a pedagogical-visual process developed in a traditional frontal-format course with a multi-identity group of students set in a large lecture hall. It examines an assignment that required students to analyze a meaningful personal photograph and connate it culturally, while internalizing visual general patterns utilizing a…
Descriptors: Photography, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy
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Min, Jeeyoung – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This interpretive case study examines how undergraduate students enact visual literacies, focusing on transmediation from visual-embedded research papers into multimodal brochures, in an entry-level college writing course at a large research university in the U.S. Data sources included students' artifacts, interview transcripts, and field notes. A…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies, Research Papers (Students)
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