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Behnke, Yvonne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
This contribution evaluates opportunities and challenges concerning the conception and utilization of visuals in current German geography textbooks from multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives. The designer's point of view, with insights from visual communications, information design, user experience design, and instructional design, will be…
Descriptors: Usability, Geography, Textbooks, Visual Aids
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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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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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Sibanda, Jabulani; Sibanda, Lucy – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
The multimodal world learners inhabit demands visual literacy among other literacies if learners are to effectively navigate its terrain. In this study, we sought to understand the extent to which five Grade 4 English textbooks currently used in some schools in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa facilitated the development of visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Grade 4