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Vermeersch, Lode; Vandenbroucke, Anneloes – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
Although the paradigm of visual literacy (VL) is rapidly emerging, the construct itself still lacks operational specificity. Based on a semiotic understanding of visual culture as an ongoing process of "making meaning", we present in this study a skill-based classification of VL, differentiating four sets of VL skills: perception;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Perception, Imagination
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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
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Bopry, Jeanette – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Discusses concepts of semiotics relevant to visual literacy and stresses two important points of intersection: active perception and diversity of sign systems. Argues that an educational program with a semiotic framework would change its focus from content to process, and that a visual literacy component would enhance learning across modalities,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives