Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

In today's world, we use more visuals than ever before. Research suggests that the balance between words and images has shifted considerably calling for new forms of literacy (as cited in Brumberger, 2011). Visual literacy goes above and beyond the traditional concepts of reading and writing, expanding literacy to include visuals. The analysis and reveiw of current visual literacy research suggests teaching visual literacy is necessary for students to become capable of navigating the visually driven world we live in today. The research highlights the importance of present day society. Findings suggest that the ability to create images will help students better learn to decipher, understand and communicate with images. If there is a better understanding of how and why visuals are developed, then the use of visuals can become more ffective, ergo enhancing student learning.

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What We See and Why it Matters: How Competency in Visual Literacy Can Enhance Student Learning

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

In today's world, we use more visuals than ever before. Research suggests that the balance between words and images has shifted considerably calling for new forms of literacy (as cited in Brumberger, 2011). Visual literacy goes above and beyond the traditional concepts of reading and writing, expanding literacy to include visuals. The analysis and reveiw of current visual literacy research suggests teaching visual literacy is necessary for students to become capable of navigating the visually driven world we live in today. The research highlights the importance of present day society. Findings suggest that the ability to create images will help students better learn to decipher, understand and communicate with images. If there is a better understanding of how and why visuals are developed, then the use of visuals can become more ffective, ergo enhancing student learning.