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Nagy, Nóra – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
University students are often expected to interpret and produce multimodal texts during their studies. However, their multimodal literacy is rarely developed explicitly and students often lack the language and the knowledge to talk and write about multimodal experiences. Such expectations demand knowledge and skills to approach multimodal texts in…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art, Museums, Exhibits
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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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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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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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Karasavvvidis, Ilias – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
While multimodal composing has been systematically explored, there is hardly any research on how undergraduates use video and audio effects to communicate meanings. Effects are important because they facilitate the semiotic sculpting of the source visual and aural elements, making accessible an extra layer of semiotic potential. The present study…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Undergraduate Students, Production Techniques, Semiotics
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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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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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Ben-Peshat, Malka; Sitton, Shoshana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
We present here the findings of an ethno-visual research study involving the creation of a mental map of images, artifacts and practices in Tel Aviv's New Central Bus Station. This huge and complex building, part bus station, part shopping mall, has become a stage for multicultural encounters and interactions among diverse communities of users.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bus Transportation, Facilities, Visual Aids