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Chen, Xiaoning – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
With emerging new technologies being applied in teaching and learning, this study compares visual representations in three different high school biology textbook formats and analyses the senses engaged in viewing and understanding the science content represented through these visuals. The findings show that while a similar pattern is observed in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Visual Aids, Textbook Content, High Schools
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Takaya, Kentei – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
Visual literacy is an important skill for students to have in order to interpret embedded messages on signs and in advertisements successfully. As advertisements today tend to feature iconic people or events that shaped the modern world, it is crucial to develop students' visual literacy skills so they can comprehend the intended messages. This…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rodriguez, Lulu; Lin, Xiao – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
This study compares two modes of visually presenting information about wind energy--one using photographs and the other using cartoons--on audience's knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions. In an online experiment, participants were randomly assigned to the two treatments. Results indicate no significant difference between the two groups…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Natural Resources, Energy
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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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Douka, Glykeria; Motsiou, Eleni; Papadopoulou, Maria – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
The present study focuses on the comprehension and production of non-literal comparisons (NLC) via visual means in three age groups: kindergarten, second grade and fifth grade students. Although non-literality is a cognitive process, the educational system does not take advantage of it in pedagogy, especially before the fourth grade. The research…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Visual Stimuli, Kindergarten
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Andreou, Eleni; Vlachos, Filippos – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
The present study examined the link between learning styles and dyslexia in secondary school students, using the Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic (VAK) learning styles model. According to the VAK model, most people possess a dominant or preferred learning style, however some people have a mixed and evenly balanced blend of the three styles. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Cognitive Style, Learning Modalities
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Brante, Eva Wennås; Olander, Mona Holmqvist; Nyström, Marcus – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
Multimodal learning materials are frequently met in education assuming enhanced learning outcomes. This study examined whether contrasts in such materials are likely to support reading comprehension for all readers. Young adults (n = 46) met either text-only or text+picture material. Participants (19 with low phonological awareness [PA] and 27…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Pictorial Stimuli, Recall (Psychology), Eye Movements
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Valanides, Nicos; Efthymiou, Irene; Angeli, Charoula – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
Fifty-six third-year kindergarten student teachers (KTS) were presented with an experimental setting for investigating shadow phenomena. Prior to performing any specific experiment, KTS were asked to externalize their ideas about shadow phenomena corresponding to different configurations of the experimental setting through the use of drawings…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy
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Jin, Sung-Hee; Boling, Elizabeth – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
The purpose of this study is to compare an instructional designer's intentions with the learners' perceptions of the instructional functions of visuals in one specific e-learning lesson. An instructional designer created each visual with more than two purposes related to the psychological, cognitive, and affective aspects of learning. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Intention, Visual Aids