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McIntire, Amy Marie – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Studying musical text effectively reinforces grammar structures and vocabulary taught in class while simultaneously developing cultural literacy, a critical component in second language acquisition. Musical text facilitates a multimodal learning experience as it combines the verbal and aural modes, and is often accompanied by the visual mode. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Cultural Awareness
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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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Kalessopoulou, Despina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
Children's museums and exhibitions designed for children are well-thought adult projects; however, children rarely participate in the design process. Visual research methods can provide a remedy for this scarcity of children's agency in determining significant exhibition qualities. The paper will discuss a visual research methodology that empowers…
Descriptors: Photography, Museums, Exhibits, Design
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Perlman, Edna Barromi – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
This study explores how teachers visualize their professional persona. It is based on six case studies of female teachers in Israel, who photographed themselves at work, focusing on images of ideal situations of teaching. The study explores the self-perceptions of the teachers, which led to the construction of the images, by analysis of the signs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Photography, Females
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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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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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Finson, Kevin; Pederson, Jon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Visual data differs from visual information since it must be recorded, analyzed, and manipulated in some manner, whereas visual information is primarily sensory input. Our environment is constantly infused with visual inputs, and it is sometimes difficult to make sense of them or to determine how best to deal with them for instructional purposes…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Environment, Science Education, Heritage Education
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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