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ERIC Number: EJ1217987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Teaching Students to Critically Read Digital Images: A Visual Literacy Approach Using the DIG Method
Thompson, Dana Statton
Journal of Visual Literacy, v38 n1-2 p110-119 2019
This innovative teaching idea, the "Digital Image Guide" (DIG) Method, addresses the pressing need to develop visual pedagogies in the university classroom by providing a technique for students to use to critically read digital images. This article also introduces the concept of "shallow" and "deep images." It then explains the difference between the two types of images and how to use the DIG Method to "dig" deeper in order to understand "deep images." By utilizing the DIG Method, students can learn to analyze, interpret, evaluate and comprehend images found on social media sites and around the web, increasing their visual literacy skills in the process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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