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. Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that meaning can be communicated through a process of reading.
What are the benefits?
- It encourages thinking:
- THINKING TO LEARN
- LEARNING TO THINK
- There are no words to tell “readers” what to think.
- And discussion:
- THINKING TO TALK
- TALKING TO THINK
- And builds confidence. They rehearse it in speech before writing it down.
- Visual literacy boosts attention: one must stop and look.
Categorised as: Literacy