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Visual Literacy


Whether you are new to the concept of visual literacy or a faculty member or instructor who is looking for more ways to incorporate visual learning in your classrooms, this guide will help you get started. 

















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How do I use this guide?

This guide is intended to help you understand the components of visual literacy and to give you ideas for approaching teaching and learning by using these concepts. We welcome you to use or modify any of the activities and examples presented.

Here are just some of the ways you might use this guide:

  • Familiarize yourself with the concepts of visual literacy;
  • Get inspiration for how to implement visual literacy elements in your class;
  • Incorporate activities and authentic assignments into your class;
  • Brainstorm on creating content related to your fields with the help of the content from this guide;
  • Be a part of the conversation on the practices and ethics of using AI image generators and its relationship with teaching and learning visual literacy in higher ed;
  • Connect with librarians and museum staff for support in crafting visual literacy lesson plans and assignments for your class.