Students watch 22 000 hours of television before they finish high school. They spend only 12 500 hours in the classroom. http://gamepolitics.com/files/blogimages/kidwatchingtv.jpg
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The nature of literacy is characterized by the theoretical lens that is used to examine it (Ruddell, Ruddell, & Singer, 1994).
Visual images are fast becoming the most predominant form of communication. Visual genres and mediums now dominate communication; photographs, television, film, video, the internet, cartoons, posters, t-shirts, comics, multi media presentations and computer simulations. Sankey, 2002.
Reading and Viewing: Readers and viewers make connections between their prior knowledge and the subject matter of the text
‘Young people learn more than half of what they know from visual information, but few schools have an explicit curriculum to show students how to think critically about visual data.’Jenkin, R. (2008) Visual literacy, Teaching and Learning, 30 July/August, pp.4-8
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Still images: are texts that are still (that is not moving or animated in anyway)
Reading and Viewing: Readers and viewers use a number of active comprehension strategies to interpret texts, including activating prior knowledge, predicting, questioning, identifying main ideas, inferring, monitoring, summarising and reflecting.
Reading and Viewing: Comprehension involves drawing on knowledge of the subject matter and contextual cues to interpret, infer from and evaluate texts in community contexts
Why should we incorporate visual literacy instruction in to the classroom?
Dinosaurs Dinosaurs are creatures that lived millions of years ago. some people say that crocodiles are dinosaurs and they are also millions of years old. Some dinosaurs were vegetarian and some were meat eaters. They had sharp claws and teeth . Some dinosaurs were huge and some were the size of chickens . Researchers are not sure what color dinosaurs were but some think they might have been as colorful as some of the birds that we have today.
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Visual Literacy Resources Classroom Resources National Museum of Australia Classroom Resources http://www.nma.gov.au/education/school_resources/ Kids book Zone http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bookzone/vislit.html Tasmanian Department of Education http://www.education.tas.gov.au/curriculum/standards/english/english/teachers/ideas/vislit Australian Children’s Television Foundation http://www.actf.com.au/learning_centre/title_pages/lia_tp.php Western Australia Department of Education http://det.wa.gov.au/education/cmis/eval/fiction/classroom/picturebooks/ Webquest Direct http://portals.aisnsw.edu.au/literacy/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=381 Research and Theory Considering Visual Literacy When Designing Instruction http://www.usq.edu.au/users/sankey/Resources/article0602.pdf N.S.W Education and Training http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps/rabbits/resources.htm EDNA http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/schooled/school_theme_pages/visuallit AIS Literacy Website http://portals.aisnsw.edu.au/literacy/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=381
Film Education UK http://www.filmeducation.org/ The British Film Institute http://www.bfi.org.uk/ Visual Literacy http://www.frankwbaker.com/vis_lit.htm Teachers TV http://www.teachers.tv/videos/literacy-using-story-starts The Futures Chanel ( Science and technology) http://www.thefutureschannel.com/ Penguin books http://www.penguin.com.au/PUFFIN/teachers/teachers.htm New Frontier Publishing http://www.newfrontier.com.au/resources.htm Walker Books http://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Teachers/Classroom-Ideas Wilkins Farago http://www.wilkinsfarago.com.au/teachers.html Usborne Children’s books http://www.usborne.com/usborne-for-schools/teachers-notes.aspx CEO http://www.ceosyd.catholic.edu.au/cms/Jahia/site/curriculumonline/pid/579 K-8 Visual Literacy http://k-8visual.info/ International Visual Literacy Association http://www.ivla.org/resources.htm University of North Carolina http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/675 Centre for Media Literacy http://www.medialit.org/ Big Universe http://www.biguniverse.com/
Academic Text ReferencesStill images Black Cockatoo Publishing. (2008) Visual Literacy K-8. Retrieved July 16, 2010 fromhttp://www.k-8visual.info/ Bramford, A. (2003). The Visual Literacy White Paper. Retrieved July 20, 2010 fromhttp://www.adobe.com/uk/education/pdf/adobe_visual_literacy_paper.pdf Anstey, M. and Bull, G. (2004) The Literacy Labyrinth ( 2nd edition). Australia: Pearson Burmark, L. (2004). Visual Literacy: Learn to See; See to learn. Alexandria: Burmark and School Media. Callow, J. (2003) Talking about Visual Texts with Students. Retrieved July 15, 2010 from http://www.readingonline.org/articles/callow/ Film Education, (n.d.). Primary resources. Retrieved from Film Education July 15, 2010 from http://filmeducation.org/ Fransecky, R., & Debes, J. (1972). Visual Literacy: A way to learn -- A way to teach. Washington DC: AECT Publications. Front image courtesy of http://www.photoshopstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/large-result.jpg Jacquet, L. (Director) & Darondeau, Y( Producer). ( 2009) The Fox and the Child. Retrieved from Film Education July 15, 2010 from http://filmeducation.org/thefoxandthechild/ Jenkin, R. (2008) Visual literacy, Teaching and Learning, 30 July/August, pp.4-8 Riesland, E. (2005, September 26th). New Horizons for learning. Retrieved July 17th, 2010, from Visual Literacy and the Classroom: www.newhorizons.org/strategies/literacy/riesland.htm Ruddell, R., Ruddell, M., & Singer, H. (1994). Theoretical models and processes of reading (4thed). Newark, DE: International Reading Association Sankey, M.D. _2002), Considering visual literacy when designing instruction. The e-journal of instructional Science and Technology, 5(2). Stokes, S (n.d). Visual Literacy in Teaching and Learning: A Literature Perspective. Journal of Integration of Technology in Education, 1(1). Retrieved July 16, 2010 from http://ejite.isu.edu/Volume1No1/pdfs/stokes.pdf Winch, G. (2008). Visual Literacy. In G. a. Winch, Literacy: Reading Writing and Children's Literature 3rd Edition (pp. 522-529). South Melbourne, Vic,: Oxford University Press.