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Buelow, Stephanie; Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Au, Christopher – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how preservice teachers constructed meaning of the disciplinary literacies instructional practices in visual arts. Using social constructivism and social constructionism lenses, we combined directed content analysis and the writing process as analytical tools to understand our data. Five…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Qualitative Research
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Metcalfe, Amy Scott – Research in Education, 2016
As visual methods are increasingly validated in the social sciences, including educational research, we must interrogate the sight of inquiry as we employ visual methods to examine our research sites. In this essay, three layers of engagement with the visual are examined in relation to educational research: looking, seeing, and envisioning. This…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Visual Aids, Research Methodology, Theories
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Alyahya, Dalia – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Studies have shown the importance of visual metaphor in facilitating learning. Metaphor aids in communicating complex concepts in a clear manner, and enhances the learning experience. This study investigates graduate students' experiences and attitudes toward visual metaphors in an online learning environment. The visual metaphor used in this…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Qualitative Research, Visualization, Figurative Language
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Fish, Kristine; Mun, Jungwon; A'Jontue, RoseAnn – Journal of Educators Online, 2016
Educational webcasts or video lectures as a teaching tool and a form of visual aid have become widely used with the rising prevalence of online and blended courses and with the increase of web-based video materials. Thus, research pertaining to factors enhancing the effectiveness of video lectures, such as number of visual aids, is critical. This…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Comparative Analysis, Student Evaluation, Learning Experience
Wright, Vince – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Visual and analytic strategies are features of students' schemes for spatial tasks. The strategies used by six students to anticipate the folding of nets were investigated. Evidence suggested that visual and analytic strategies were strongly connected in competent performance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Mathematical Concepts, Spatial Ability
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Erdener, Dogu; Burnham, Denis – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Despite the body of research on auditory-visual speech perception in infants and schoolchildren, development in the early childhood period remains relatively uncharted. In this study, English-speaking children between three and four years of age were investigated for: (i) the development of visual speech perception--lip-reading and visual…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Visual Perception, Vocabulary Development, Receptive Language
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Cruz, Laura – To Improve the Academy, 2016
This is a visual representation and commentary on a taxonomy for the emerging scholarship of educational development.
Descriptors: Educational Development, Taxonomy, Scholarship, Visual Aids
taylor, kristin vanderlip – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Visual art teachers, from beginning to veteran, often report experiencing feelings of professional isolation and a desire for content-specific support and collaborative professional learning experiences. Mentoring and Induction Programs (IPs) offered by schools and districts continue to fall short of meeting the needs of beginning visual art…
Descriptors: Art Teachers, Visual Arts, Communities of Practice, Beginning Teachers
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Graham, Mark; Rees, James – Teaching Artist Journal, 2014
A visual artist and teaching artist considers teaching as performative, conceptual arts practice.
Descriptors: Art Education, Instruction, Art Teachers, Artists
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Scott Shields, Sara – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2016
In this paper, I discuss my engagement with a visual journal as a companion to creative research practice during my dissertation research. Grounded in arts based research methodologies; I explore visual journals in relationship to research, reflection and analytic processes. I begin with a discussion of the visual journal as an artifact of…
Descriptors: Diaries, Visual Aids, Research, Creative Activities
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Guo, Chao; Du, Yifei; Yuan, Deliang; Li, Meixia; Gong, Haiyun; Gong, Zhefeng; Liu, Li – Learning & Memory, 2015
Orientation, the spatial organization of animal behavior, is an essential faculty of animals. Bacteria and lower animals such as insects exhibit taxis, innate orientation behavior, directly toward or away from a directional cue. Organisms can also orient themselves at a specific angle relative to the cues. In this study, using…
Descriptors: Conditioning, Entomology, Cues, Visual Perception
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Dos Santos Costa, Giselda; Xavier, Antonio Carlos – Research-publishing.net, 2016
In our society, which is full of images, visual representations and visual experiences of all kinds, there is a paradoxically significant degree of visual illiteracy. Despite the importance of developing specific visual skills, visual literacy is not a priority in school curriculum (Spalter & van Dam, 2008). This work aims at (1) emphasising…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Critical Literacy, Applied Linguistics, Handheld Devices
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Fox, Sharon E.; Faulkner-Jones, Beverly E. – Frontline Learning Research, 2017
Eye-tracking is the measurement of eye motions and point of gaze of a viewer. Advances in this technology have been essential to our understanding of many forms of visual learning, including the development of visual expertise. In recent years, these studies have been extended to the medical professions, where eye-tracking technology has helped us…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Visual Acuity, Expertise, Medicine
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Motley, Phillip – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
Understanding how to critique visual images can be beneficial for faculty teaching in art, design, or visual communication fields, but also for any faculty who use images to teach course content.
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Imagery, Criticism, Educational Benefits
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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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