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.
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:
- Association of College and Resource Libraries - Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
- Visual Literacy Today - (digital magazine) an ongoing conversation about visual literacy and what it means to be literate in a digital age
- Artist Béatrice Coron on Visual Literacy - TedX Charlottesville
- Teaching With Graphs From The New York Times - on-demand webinar