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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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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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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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Nuhoglu Kibar, Pinar; Akkoyunlu, Buket – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
In this ever more digital and visual world, it has become more vital that students are encouraged to create content during the learning process through effective visualization of their knowledge. Infographics are an effective method for such visualization. The current study therefore proposes an infographic design rubric (IDR) as a criteria-based…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Design, Visual Literacy, Visualization
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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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Kalessopoulou, Despina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
Children's museums and exhibitions designed for children are well-thought adult projects; however, children rarely participate in the design process. Visual research methods can provide a remedy for this scarcity of children's agency in determining significant exhibition qualities. The paper will discuss a visual research methodology that empowers…
Descriptors: Photography, Museums, Exhibits, Design
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Dunlap, Joanna C.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
People learn and remember more efficiently and effectively through the use of text and visuals than through text alone. Infographics are one way of presenting complex and dense informational content in a way that supports cognitive processing, learning, and future recognition and recollection. But the power of infographics is that they are a way…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Processes, Visual Aids, Learning Processes
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Blummer, Barbara – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
The ubiquitousness of images in the digital era highlights the importance of individuals' visual communication skills in the 21st Century. We conducted a literature review of visual literacy initiatives in academic institutions to illustrate best practices for imparting these skills in students. The literature review identified five categories of…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Best Practices
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This article explains information architecture, focusing on comic arts' features for representing and structuring knowledge. Then it details information design theory and information behaviors relative to this format, also noting visual literacy. Next , applications of comic arts in education are listed. With this background, several research…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Information Management, Design, Visual Literacy
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Pettersson, Rune – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
Information design has practical and theoretical components. As an academic discipline we may view information design as a combined discipline, a practical theory, or as a theoretical practice. So far information design has incorporated facts, influences, methods, practices, principles, processes, strategies, and tools from a large number of…
Descriptors: Design, Information Services, Theories, Interdisciplinary Approach