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Visual Literacy

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 learning and teaching 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 the activities, questions, or visuals into your class;
  • Use the content from this guide, but use examples that relate more closely to your class content;
  • Use the visuals from this guide, but use the questions and content here to generate questions and content that relate more closely to the visual you have chosen;
  • Contact us about other activities and content you would like to see on this guide.
  • For more in depth resources on topics cover, see the Read Further Readings section of the guide.

If you’d like help with applying these ideas to a course you are teaching, contact your Subject Librarian.

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