Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy is about language, communication, and interaction. It's a field of study and practice that explores how we see and interpret images, how we use visuals to convey meaning and what it means to be literate in a digital age. The GVSU Art Gallery staff provide opportunities and resources for interdisciplinary, experiential learning that supports visual literacy pedagogy in the classroom. The entire collection may be viewed online at the Art Gallery's website or via the mobile application Art at GVSU. The links below provide additional information about visual literacy and tools to help faculty integrate visual literacy pedagogy in their curriculum.

GVSU Art Gallery Resources for Visual Literacy


More to come soon...

University Resources for Visual Literacy

  • Visual Literacy Team - A cross-departmental team lead by Professor Salvatore Alaimo with support from the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center. The team is developing faculty professional development opportunities related to visual literacy and recommended practices for using visual content in curriculum and instruction. Trainings will be pilot tested in the Fall 2020 semester. 


More to come soon...

External Information & Pedagogical Approaches to Visual Literacy

Use the links below to learn more about visual literacy:

Page last modified January 11, 2021