Visual Literacy for Today’s Learners [VIDEO 12:53]

ASCDPLC NEWS Community Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 113 admin
Visual literacy, according to Fisher and Frey, “describes the skills and competencies needed to think critically through photographs, illustrations, and moving images.” When students practice visual literacy, they are expanding their critical thinking skills by evaluating and interpreting nonlinguistic information. Simple but effective frameworks can help educators approach the visual analysis process with intentional skill-building in mind. By thoughtfully selecting and strategically unpacking complex images, educators can help students make the shift from “information consumption” to “deeper thinking and discussion” when evaluating an image.

In this video, watch Kindergarten teacher Lisa Forehand walk her students through a close-reading protocol to help them make detailed observations about an image, locate visual evidence to support their observations, and repeat this process to deepen their understanding of the image’s meaning.

See more here.