Title: Take a look at this, kids! Visual literacy skills in the school curriculum
Authors: Vermeersch, Lode ×
Vandenbroucke, Loes #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: International Visual Literacy Association
Series Title: Journal of Visual Literacy vol:34 issue:1 pages:105-130
Abstract: Although the paradigm of visual literacy (VL) is rapidly emerging, the construct itself still lacks operational specificity. Based on a semiotic understanding of visual culture as an ongoing process of 'making meaning'€™, we present in this study a skill-based classification of VL, differentiating four sets of VL skills: perception; imagination and creation; conceptualization; analysis. A qualitative curriculum analysis based on this framework revealed that curriculum standards for compulsory education in Belgium refer only peripherally to the use of visuals. The attention for VL skills also decreases from secondary education on. Especially curriculum standards related to the analysis of images are scarce.
ISSN: 1051-144X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Education and Lifelong Learning
Department of Teacher Training - UC Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.