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S: Visual Literacy

FC: Visual Literacy! By: Erin Bondarenko

1: Visual Literacy

2: VisualLiteracy: "refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences." - John Debes, 1969

3: In other words... | Images have multiple meanings...that speak to us!

4: *3rd grade image set taken from the VTS curriculum | What do these pictures provide for students?

5: Why do these pictures matter?

6: Visual Thinking | http://www.vtshome.org/pages/guiding-principles

7: -provides the ability to find multiple solutions to complex problems - strengthens verbal language skills -practice of writing assignments to help assist transfer from oral to written ability -Uses facilitated discussion to enable students to practice positive classroom discussion skills -Uses art to develop critical thinking,communication and visual literacy skills | Strategies (VTS)

8: Fundamental Connection to Critical Thinking | -observation -drawing conclusions -inferences -providing evidence -elaboration -revision *VTS helps students think outside the box while grounding their ideas in evidence and experience!

10: Some powerful quotes | "Students look around and reason about what is going around them with their eyes. Schools rarely take advantage of this incredible strategy." -Philip Venwine, co-author "Visual Thinking Strategies" | "Our language abilities do not define the limits of our cognition." -Eliot W. Eisner | about visual literacy...

11: There are many different types of images! Images create many different meanings depending on the viewer. Here are some examples of different images. What do these images mean to you?

12: that speak

13: to us...SYMBOLS

14: that speak

15: to us...ART

16: that speak

17: to us...MAPS AND GRAPHS

18: that speak

19: to us...ADVERTISMENTS

20: that speak

21: to us...PHOTOGRAPHS

22: that speak

23: to us...COMICS

24: that speak

25: to us...GESTURES

26: that speak

27: to us...LOGOS

28: Some questions to help facilitate the cognitive development while viewing IMAGES... | -How does the image effect the viewer? -How is the image composed? -How does the subject manner affect the viewers response?

29: -How does the materials used affect the meaning of the image? -How does the symbols that appear in the image effect the meaning? *By teaching your students to ask themselves these questions; it will help foster visual decoding.

30: Visual literacy comprehension is a two step process: visual encoding visual decoding

31: -visual encoding: the ability to use visual literacy (conventions) to communicate. -visual decoding: the ability to derive meaning and respond to images.

32: Here are MANY more

33: visualization methods... | Here are MANY more visualization methods...

34: In Conclusion... | Visual Literacy is EVERYWHERE! -there are many different types of images -by using encoding and decoding we are able to communicate through images -using visual literacy in the classroom fosters many positive skills

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