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    Visual Literacy Visual Literacy Presentation Transcript

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