Reading- Chapter 5 ~Visual literacy for all teachers and learners~

Jeff Beaudry

This reading focuses on visual literacy and what visual literacy is. Visual literacy represents a verify of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that stems from pictures, drawings, photographs, concept maps, graphics, videos and multimedia. Throughout the chapter it mentions visual literacy in the 21st century, and how it has changed over the years. It helps to engage students and makes it fun and enjoyable. It explains that it takes on average 15 minutes to read and score complex essays and on average 1.5-2 minutes to read and score concept maps.

Visual literacy is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy, which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text.

mind map is a diagram used to visually organise information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added.

A Venn diagram is a diagram representing mathematical or logical sets pictorially as circles or closed curves within an enclosing rectangle (the universal set), common elements of the sets being represented by intersections of the circles.

concept map is a type of graphic organiser used to help students organise and represent knowledge of a subject. Concept maps begin with a main idea (or concept) and then branch out to show how that main idea can be broken down into specific topics.

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