Teaching with Visual Media. The TENN TLC The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center November 2, 2010 Taimi Olsen Kelly Ellenburg Dorothy Stulberg. Visual Reflection Activity. Write for a few minutes about what you have learned as a teacher or researcher this past year.
The TENN TLCThe Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center
November 2, 2010Taimi Olsen
Beyond course content objectives, what learning outcomes do you have for your students?
Engagement leading to deep learning is the goal.
VISUAL perceptions may be our oldest system of knowing about the world and is integrated with auditory, motion, and emotional information.
what are the implications for learning?
What’s my immediate emotional reaction? My motivation?
What are my priorities?
“Again and again…creative minds explain their creative thought generation in terms of visual imagery and their reliance on mental images as springboards for extending their understanding well beyond the parameters of verbal language.”Ann Barry Boston College
Visual literacy is “the ability to find meaning in imagery. It involves a set of skills ranging from simple identification (naming what one sees) to complex interpretation on contextual, metaphoric and philosophical levels.
Many aspects of cognition are called upon, such as personal association, questioning, speculating, analyzing, fact-finding, and categorizing. Objective understanding is the premise of much of this literacy, but subjective and affective aspects of knowing are equally important."
Philip Yenawine, (1997) “Thoughts on Visual Literacy”
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