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Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
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Visual Literacy

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  • 1. VISUAL LITERACY “Learn to see, see to learn”
  • 2. What is it? <ul><li>Group of vision-competences </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to understand and produce/use visual messages </li></ul><ul><li>To think, learn and express oneself in terms of images </li></ul><ul><li> numerous definitions as the term is used within multiple disciplines </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Is something learned </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural specific but exsist visual images that are globally understood </li></ul>
  • 4. Related terms <ul><li>Visiual learning+visual thinking+visual communication=visual literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Digital visual literacy </li></ul>
  • 5. Importance <ul><li>Precedes verbal literacy in human development </li></ul><ul><li>Is increasing  proliferation of the mass media in society  a need to think critically </li></ul><ul><li>To survive and communicate in highly complex world </li></ul>
  • 6. Ability of visual literacy <ul><li>Reading visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreting visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Using/applying </li></ul><ul><li>Composing/creating </li></ul>
  • 7. Visual text <ul><li>kind of langue </li></ul><ul><li>makes its meanings with images or with meaningful patterns  to convey information </li></ul><ul><li>clip-art, illustrations & diagrams, graphs, photographs and manipulated images </li></ul><ul><li>structure of written text (headline vs. body text); tipe, font & color of writing </li></ul>
  • 8. Basic visual elements <ul><li>dot </li></ul><ul><li>line </li></ul><ul><li>shape </li></ul><ul><li>direction </li></ul><ul><li>value </li></ul><ul><li>texture </li></ul><ul><li>hue </li></ul><ul><li>saturation </li></ul><ul><li>scale </li></ul><ul><li>dimension </li></ul><ul><li>motion </li></ul>
  • 9. Function of images in text <ul><li>Example: to show, to illustrate an idea </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence: to add new information, to highlight </li></ul><ul><li>Expression: to express feeling or attitude </li></ul>
  • 10. Using visuals within lessons/learning <ul><li>Enhances learning, makes it more sucessful </li></ul><ul><li>Higher eficiency when written text is accompanied with visual text </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on memory </li></ul>
  • 11. Conclusion <ul><li>The learned ability to interpret visual messages accurately and to create them </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of all literacies </li></ul><ul><li>THE KEY: to think of ways to use the most effective tools for communication </li></ul>

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