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Rodriguez, Lulu; Lin, Xiao – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
This study compares two modes of visually presenting information about wind energy--one using photographs and the other using cartoons--on audience's knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions. In an online experiment, participants were randomly assigned to the two treatments. Results indicate no significant difference between the two groups…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Natural Resources, Energy
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Pettersson, Rune; Avgerinou, Maria D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
Based on the existing research from Cognitive Psychology, Information Design, Instructional Design, and Multimedia Design, it is possible to develop recommendations for the design of learning experiences that facilitate, support and enrich student academic performance. This article concentrates on the role of the teacher as information designer in…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teacher Role, Teacher Developed Materials, Academic Achievement
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Farrell, Teresa A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
An abridgment of the dissertation "Measuring Visual Literacy Ability in Graduate Level Pre-Service Teachers" by Teresa A. Farrell, this quantitative descriptive study was designed to establish a baseline of VL ability within this population using a national pool of graduate level students enrolled in teacher preparation programs.…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Blummer, Barbara – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
The ubiquitousness of images in the digital era highlights the importance of individuals' visual communication skills in the 21st Century. We conducted a literature review of visual literacy initiatives in academic institutions to illustrate best practices for imparting these skills in students. The literature review identified five categories of…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Best Practices
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Vermeersch, Lode; Vandenbroucke, Anneloes – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
Although the paradigm of visual literacy (VL) is rapidly emerging, the construct itself still lacks operational specificity. Based on a semiotic understanding of visual culture as an ongoing process of "making meaning", we present in this study a skill-based classification of VL, differentiating four sets of VL skills: perception;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Perception, Imagination
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Ma, Yan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This article examines visual literacy education and research for library and information science profession to educate the information professionals who will be able to execute and implement the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Visual Literacy Competency Standards successfully. It is a continuing call for inclusion of visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Library Education, Information Science Education, Competence
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Norman, Rebecca R.; Roberts, Kathryn L. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This study examined 30 second graders' patterns of attention to graphics (e.g., maps, diagrams, photographs, illustrations) and their illustration extensions (e.g., captions, labels) in two informational texts, and how students processed these items (e.g., creating narrative or evaluating). Results indicate that students do tend to study different…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Attention
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Finson, Kevin D.; Pedersen, Jon E. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
An emergent data analysis technique was employed to test the veracity of a conceptual framework constructed around visual data use and instruction in science classrooms. The framework incorporated all five key components Vosniadou (2007a, 2007b) described as existing in a learner's schema: framework theory, presuppositions, conceptual domains,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Visual Aids, Information Utilization, Models
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This article explains information architecture, focusing on comic arts' features for representing and structuring knowledge. Then it details information design theory and information behaviors relative to this format, also noting visual literacy. Next , applications of comic arts in education are listed. With this background, several research…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Information Management, Design, Visual Literacy
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Benoît, Gerald – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
Visual literacy discussions and guidelines in LIS practice tend to be principle-driven concepts but are limited to an LIS discourse. In a casual tone, this paper reviews other expressions of what it means to be "informed" through visual means by using examples from literature, philosophy, and how end-users may think about visual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Communication (Thought Transfer), Library Science, Information Science
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Fearnside, Lee; Bereza, Matthew; McConn, Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
This study examines how a visual art academic experience might help to reduce anxiety about interactions with the elderly, mitigate fears over aging, encourage more interactions with older people and improve visual literacy skills. University students in an introductory digital photography course interpreted conversations with residents of a local…
Descriptors: Photography, Intergenerational Programs, Visual Arts, College Students
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Boling, Elizabeth; Gray, Colin M.; Modell, Micah Gideon; Altuwaijri, Abdullah; Jung, Jiyoon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
Instructional images are used widely in textbooks and other learning materials, but the role of learner interpretation has not been adequately explored. While previous research has demonstrated the diversity of interpretation derived from images by learners, this research has not consistently taken place in the context of authentic learning tasks.…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Decision Making, College Students, Second Language Learning
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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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Pettersson, Rune – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2014
Information design has practical and theoretical components. As an academic discipline we may view information design as a combined discipline, a practical theory, or as a theoretical practice. So far information design has incorporated facts, influences, methods, practices, principles, processes, strategies, and tools from a large number of…
Descriptors: Design, Information Services, Theories, Interdisciplinary Approach
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