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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Berkeley, Sheri; Arditi, Orit; Daley, Hyle L.; Hott, Brittany L.; Larsen, Anna L. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study analyzed three types of visual representations (graphs, maps, & graphic organizers) in the most widely used eighth-grade U.S. History textbooks. The analyses included how each visual was constructed and used within the context of text narrative. Purposeful sampling techniques were used to select a representative sample of varied…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Graphs, Maps, Visual Aids
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Boling, Elizabeth; Gray, Colin M.; Modell, Micah Gideon; Altuwaijri, Abdullah; Jung, Jiyoon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
Instructional images are used widely in textbooks and other learning materials, but the role of learner interpretation has not been adequately explored. While previous research has demonstrated the diversity of interpretation derived from images by learners, this research has not consistently taken place in the context of authentic learning tasks.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Decision Making, College Students, Second Language Learning
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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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Coleman, Julianne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
The goal of this study was to gather data on US elementary school teachers' (K-5) instructional practices with graphical representations. The results revealed high percentages of usage for graphical representations but with varying levels of frequency. Overall, the most frequently reported instructional practices by teachers included 1) pointing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials
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Yeh, Hsin-Te; Lohr, Linda – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
This research describes how eight pre-service teachers interpreted and analyzed instructional visuals, defined visual literacy, and assessed the effectiveness of four instructional images. A phenomenological procedure was used to collect, organize, and analyze the data. Findings suggest that pre-service teachers in this study were able to define…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials, Visual Literacy