Structure of PresentationOnly two aspects of my visual teaching• Schema theory where previously acquired knowledge is called schemata•Theoretical Framework – New Literacy Studies, New Media Literacies Studies•Comprehension and Reflection What? So What? Now What?
Teaching students how to read a visual textENABLE COMPREHENSION by getting students to engagewith and to think about what they see in front of them…Start with a visual text like an image or picture… What do you see?
Schema Theory• A schema, then, is a generalized description or a conceptual system for understanding knowledge-how knowledge is represented and how it is used.• According to this theory, schemata represent knowledge about concepts: objects and the relationships they have with other objects, situations, events, sequences of events, actions, and sequences of actions.
Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 Autocratic leadership Very controlling, leader has great deal of power1769- Born 15 Aug on Corsica, an island1795-1799 Famous French army general1800 – First Consul of France1804 – Became Emperor of France1812 – Disastrous war against Russia1814 – Napoleon abdicated as Emperor Exiled to Elba1815- Returned to power in France1815 –Defeated by British at Waterloo Exiled to island called St Helena1821- Died on St Helena, aged 51
Theoretical FrameworkNew Literacy Studies - James Gee et al.New Media Literacy Studies – taking a critical, sociallyand culturally situated stance: Buckingham ; Coiro, Lankshear, Knobel & Leu 2009:“The new literacies of the Internet are sufficientlydistinctive that they require their own theoreticalframework – one that is grounded in the socialpractices of the new literacies of the Internet & otherICT, and the contexts & conditions under which thesesocial practices occur, develop and evolve ... and forcritical evaluation to be applied” ...
Economics: Supply and Demand CurvesAccounting: Financial Statements
Using TED TALKSTo encourage student engagement withreflection on andunderstanding of the visual text...To enable critical & analytical thinking...To lay down mental schemata...To broaden horizons & foster knowledge...
Using TED TALKSI ask 3 questions taken from the principles of Service Learning’s Reflective Journals
WHAT?WHAT? – What’s the text about? Descriptive... Summary & beyond...
SO WHAT?SO WHAT? –Shift from descriptive to interpretative –So what does this mean for me?Explore what it means for me...why should I be interested in this?My feelings?Lessons learned?
NOW WHAT?Now What?How does this fit into the bigger picture?Now that I see this has some meaning for me, now what am I going to do about this in the future ?I can create an action plan,I can set future goals... FREE-WRITE...
LEWIS PUGH’s1km swim acrossthe North PoleJuly 2007
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TeachertrainingVideos.com to create FOTOBABBLES youtube.com/edu 125,000 free instructional videos from universities and independent educators like the Khan Academy. moma.org/modernteachersThe Museum of Modern Art offers free guides, lessons, andimages on topics like futurism and artists like Eva Hesse andRoy Lichtenstein. code.google.com/edu Computer science students and educators can access tutorials, courses, and videos on web programming, distributed systems, and other Google-related fare. Many courses were developed by Googlers themselves.
apple.com/education/itunes-u With Stanford, Oxford, MIT, and some 800 other universities offering lectures on iTunes, you can carry lessons on anything from astrophysics to zoology on your iPhone. cnx.org CONNEXIONS - This open source site lets users assemble educational materials—videos,documents, charts—in one place. Called knowledge chunks, these lessons can then be shared with the public for revising and remixing. In his dazzling video series, University of Illinoisengineerguy.com engineering professor Bill Hammack explains the workings of everyday objects—like a computer hard drive or a lightbulb.