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Özkubat, S.; Ulutas, I. – Educational Studies, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the "Visual Awareness Education Programme" developed to support the visual literacy skills of preschool children. The study group comprised 40 children (20 children in the experimental group and 20 children in the control group) attending preschool in the 2014-2015 school…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Ervine, Michelle D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
In this technologically advanced environment, users have become highly visual, with television, videos, web sites and images dominating the learning environment. These new forms of searching and learning are changing the perspective of what it means to be literate. Literacy can no longer solely rely on text-based materials, but should also…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Instructional Design, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Crider, Anthony – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015
Astronomy classes that teach students to read and write images, diagrams, and plots offer an ideal venue to teach visual literacy.
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods, Astronomy, Classroom Environment
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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
Brown, Nicole E.; Bussert, Kaila; Hattwig, Denise; Medaille, Ann – ALA Editions, 2016
The importance of images and visual media in today's culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction
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Linenberger, Kimberly J.; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Biochemistry instructors are inundated with various representations from which to choose to depict biochemical phenomena. Because of the immense amount of visual know-how needed to be an expert biochemist in the 21st century, there have been calls for instructors to develop biochemistry students' visual literacy. However, visual literacy has…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Visual Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Skill Development
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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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Offerdahl, Erika G.; Arneson, Jessie B.; Byrne, Nicholas – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
The development of scientific visual literacy has been identified as critical to the training of tomorrow's scientists and citizens alike. Within the context of the molecular life sciences in particular, visual representations frequently incorporate various components, such as discipline-specific graphical and diagrammatic features, varied levels…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Visual Literacy, Scientific Literacy
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Ecoma, Victor – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
The paper reflects upon the tools, approaches and applications of visual literacy in the Visual Arts Department of Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria. The objective of the discourse is to examine how the visual arts training and practice equip students with skills in visual literacy through methods of production, materials and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Visual Arts, Art Education
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Arneson, Jessie B.; Offerdahl, Erika G. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
"Vision and Change" identifies science communication as one of the core competencies in undergraduate biology. Visual representations are an integral part of science communication, allowing ideas to be shared among and between scientists and the public. As such, development of scientific visual literacy should be a desired outcome of…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Taxonomy, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Study
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Hollman, Verónica – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2014
This study offers a discussion of the role of the visual in the professional training of geographers arguing that visual literacy is not necessarily promoted during geography undergraduate studies. It then analyzes an experience of teaching a visualized Latin America developed in Argentina, as an illustrative example: on the one hand, it reveals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Deetsch, Mike; Glass, Rachel; Jankowski, Regina; Mylander, Evelyn; Roth, Peggy; Wharton, Elisabeth – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
This paper details a research study, conducted by the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) and Toledo Public Schools (TPS), outlining the impact of visual literacy interventions on pre-literacy development. Because TPS K-3 students regularly fail the state report card in literacy, the two groups co-developed a curriculum that enhanced tier two vocabulary…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Museums, Field Trips, Intervention
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Cheung, Chi-Kim; Jhaveri, Aditi Dubey – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper argues that the planned introduction of visual literacy into the New Secondary School Curriculum can play a crucial role in enabling students to think critically and creatively in Hong Kong's highly visual landscape. As Hong Kong's educational system remains entrenched in long-established and conventional pedagogies, the primacy given…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Visual Literacy, Educational Change
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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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Baker, Lottie – English Teaching Forum, 2015
Cognitive research has shown that the human brain processes images quicker than it processes words, and images are more likely than text to remain in long-term memory. With the expansion of technology that allows people from all walks of life to create and share photographs with a few clicks, the world seems to value visual media more than ever…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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