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Chai, Choon-Lee – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
In this photo elicitation assignment, each student must take, select, and interpret a picture about a social issue that he/she has learned about in class. The student must then craft either a sensory poem, or answer the SHOWeD questions as designed by Shaffer and modified by Wang, which facilitates the student's interpretation of the picture. As a…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Photography, Visual Aids, Social Problems
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Lehmuskallio, Asko – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
The paper considers the particular value of focusing on the look as a medium when studying visual cultures. This focus is helpful for coming to terms with distinct understandings of the visual. To address the look as a medium, four analytical dimensions are introduced for distinguishing among separate but closely interrelated visual phenomena: the…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Culture, Visual Perception
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Branch, Robert Maribe; Mané, C. Erika; Shin, Min Young – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study replicated a study conducted by Branch, Rezabek and Cochenour (1998) who contended that perception and interpretation can be influenced by the type of graphic elements used to compose a diagram. Because instructional design conditions resemble complex situations that require learning development systems sufficient to address the…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Visual Aids, Instructional Design, Visual Literacy
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Douka, Glykeria; Motsiou, Eleni; Papadopoulou, Maria – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
The present study focuses on the comprehension and production of non-literal comparisons (NLC) via visual means in three age groups: kindergarten, second grade and fifth grade students. Although non-literality is a cognitive process, the educational system does not take advantage of it in pedagogy, especially before the fourth grade. The research…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Comparative Analysis, Visual Stimuli, Kindergarten
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Emanuel, Richard; Challons-Lipton, Siu – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2013
A conceptualization of visual proficiency is offered. A survey is described which asked college students (N = 358) to identify five photographs, five symbols, and five paintings that are generally recognized to be "famous". About 27% of all respondents claimed to recognize all the photographs, 23% recognized all the symbols, and 3%…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Visual Literacy, Visual Learning, Visual Perception
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Avgerinou, Maria D.; Pettersson, Rune – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Despite the fact that to date Visual Literacy (VL) scholars have not arrived at a general consensus for a theoretical organization of the VL field, important conceptual investigations have emerged over the past four decades. In this paper we discuss and synthesize those studies. We then present a first attempt toward a cohesive theory of VL. The…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Perception, Visual Literacy
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Metallinos, Nikos – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Developing visual communication media technologies, such as computerized television, three-dimensional video, digital video interactive (DVI), and high-definition television hinder rather than enhance viewers' perceptual processes, understanding, and aesthetic appreciation of visual messages. Visual communication media researchers should reach out…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cognitive Processes, Communications, Comprehension
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Roth, Susan King – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1991
Describes a study of undergraduates at Ohio State University that examined the relationship between drawing performance and cognitive abilities related to visual perception and analysis, drawing strategies, type of stimulus, previous experience with visual studies, and gender. Related studies are reviewed, and implications for instructional design…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Ability, Freehand Drawing, Higher Education