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Visual Literacy - What Is It?  Why Is It Important?


A visually literate person should be able to 

  • Interpret, understand and appreciate the meaning of visual messages
  • Communicate more effectively by applying the basic principles and concepts of visual design
  • Produce visual messages using computers and other technologies; and conceptualize solution to problems 

- Jerry Christopherson


"Life and learning is about connections...classrooms should be about connecting kids to ideas (and to others)."

Dr. Henry Thiele- "Connections":  To Learn Twice


Images carry content with visceral power

Images convey emotion and facts simultaneously.  The effect of an image is virtually instantaneous, and the viewer responds without conscious thought 

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*Christopherson, Jerry T, "The Growing Need for Visual Literacy at the Univerity." In VisionQuest:  Journeys

    Toward Visual Literacy, Edited by Robert E. Griffin, J.M. Hunter, C. B. Schiffman, and W.J.

    Gibbs.  University Park, PA:  International Visual Literacy Association, 1997, pp. 169-184. 

*Burmark, Lynell. Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to learn. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2002. Print.

*Thiele, Henry. "To Learn Twice." Connections. 28022008. Blogspot, Web. 19 Oct 2009. <Dr. Henry Thiele- http://henrythiele.blogspot.com/search/label/ICE%20Conference>.

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