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McLeod, Gary – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Rephotography involves making one or more pictures of the same subject in order to repeat an existing image, usually to show change. Recognized early on as a rigorous visual method for natural sciences, rephotography in popular culture has grown into a popular visual strategy of displaying images of the past within or alongside images of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Literacy, Electronic Learning, Graduate Students
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Loerts, Terry; Belcher, Christina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
As modes of language have changed to incorporate more robust multiliteracies, thoughtful interactions are required for teaching and learning within higher education. This qualitative case study considers how new methods of instruction are perceived in higher education through the inclusion of academic visual journals over two semesters of required…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Skill Development, Student Journals, Journal Writing
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Karasavvvidis, Ilias – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
While multimodal composing has been systematically explored, there is hardly any research on how undergraduates use video and audio effects to communicate meanings. Effects are important because they facilitate the semiotic sculpting of the source visual and aural elements, making accessible an extra layer of semiotic potential. The present study…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Undergraduate Students, Production Techniques, Semiotics
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Brumberger, Eva – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
The multi-disciplinarity of visual literacy has become even more pronounced in an age of digital information. What shared questions do we ask in our research, where does our work intersect and how do those intersections define the field of visual literacy? Through an analysis of the articles published in the "Journal of Visual Literacy"…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Journal Articles
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Guo, Daibao; Zimmer, Wendi; Matthews, Sharon D.; McTigue, Erin M. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Situated on the overlap between visual literacy and content area literacy, we conducted a systematic literature review regarding the impact of visuals for learning in K-12 content area classrooms. The purpose was to critically analyse the methodological rigor of this research base and provide direction for future research. Additionally, we provide…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Outcomes of Education, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education
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Beene, Stephanie; Schadl, Suzanne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article presents one way that librarians, archivists, and educators can create new knowledge by connecting communities with rare material culture. The authors share how they engaged critically reflective practices while gathering descriptions of rare Mexican artists' books at community-engaged outreach events. The books took on new meanings…
Descriptors: Artists, Books, Culture, Mexicans
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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
With the commodification of English education in East Asian societies, a robust advertising industry has arisen to attract consumers. In the project described here, I engaged in a critical content analysis of over 1000 advertisements for English educational products and services collected in Japan and Taiwan. My focus was on how social groups are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advertising, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Carter, Danielle – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
In an environment that encourages co-construction and participatory practices, and especially in an educational environment saturated with media and images in which children are considered to be valid and competent contributors to knowledge construction, children's visual literacy becomes increasingly important to the development of educational…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Metacognition, Reflection, Learning Processes
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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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Kedra, Joanna – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Competency in visual literacy (VL) is crucial for effective visual communication, and thus for living and working in a visually saturated environment. However, VL across disciplines is still marginalized in higher education curricula. This tendency is partly caused by the lack of knowledge and agreement on what it means to be visually literate.…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Higher Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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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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Papadopoulou, Maria; Goria, Sophia; Manoli, Polyxeni; Pagkourelia, Evgenia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
During the last few years, there has been an ongoing interest in applying multimodality in educational practice, while the need to develop future educators' multimodal literacy has become more than necessary. In this context, the present research aimed at exploring whether a multimodal literacy course could contribute to university student…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Villamizar, Andres Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Tertiary students from non-English speaking backgrounds are often required to undertake preparatory language courses. Whilst these programs help them achieve an operational level of academic English, their curricula do not explicitly promote the development of essential 21st century visual literacy skills. Understandings of visual literacy in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Westlund, Elin – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This article explores visual formation of science content in multimodal compositions (text and image) made by students through their second school year, and aims to contribute to the body of metalanguage for explicit description and interpretation of this kind of meaning-making. The social semiotic analysis examined both visual and multimodal…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries
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Shambaugh, Neal; Beacham, Cindy – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
A personal thinking language consists of verbal and visual means to transform ideas to action in social and work settings. This verbal and visual interaction of images and language is influenced by one's personal history, cultural expectations and professional practices. The article first compares a personal thinking language to other languages…
Descriptors: Guides, Design, Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods
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