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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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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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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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Villamizar, Andres Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Tertiary students from non-English speaking backgrounds are often required to undertake preparatory language courses. Whilst these programs help them achieve an operational level of academic English, their curricula do not explicitly promote the development of essential 21st century visual literacy skills. Understandings of visual literacy in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Dermata, Katerina; Skarpelos, Yannis – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
The research on short stories for children has focused in Greece mostly on their literary, pedagogical, linguistic and educational aspects. This paper attempts to approach Short Form Stories for children under the light of social semiotics, the main elements being the author's choices in sign-creation process and its interpretation by the reader.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literary Genres, Childrens Literature, Story Reading
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Perlman, Edna Barromi – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
This study explores how teachers visualize their professional persona. It is based on six case studies of female teachers in Israel, who photographed themselves at work, focusing on images of ideal situations of teaching. The study explores the self-perceptions of the teachers, which led to the construction of the images, by analysis of the signs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Photography, Females
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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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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)