Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-098

Start Date

28-3-2018 6:40 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 7:30 PM

Presentation Type

Panel

Abstract

The Visual Literacy InFUSION Project is a professional development program designed to increase the creative teaching and assessment of learning in visual literacy to transform undergraduate student learning experiences. Funded by the Davis Educational Foundation, Lesley University created a model for infusing visual literacy across the liberal arts and sciences disciplines and professional majors in the College of Art & Design and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Collaborating in cross-school partnerships, a group of 16 faculty explored visual literacy across their various disciplines to create pedagogical projects to expand students’ understanding of the power of images as tools for both learning and communicating what one knows. As Peter Felton points out in “Visual Literacy” (2008):

To train students to see critically and to create in multiple modes should be an essential component of a liberal education. That will require not only re-envisioning our curricula and teaching practices but also supporting faculty…in learning to both value and use visual representations in working with students.

A panel of Visual Literacy Faculty Fellows will discuss the impact of this program on their personal and professional development as educators. The Fellows will then share how they documented their learning in mini stories created on storyboards using both images and text. The mini learning stories capture the Fellows’ experiences in visual literacy both as an exploration of the self and as a vehicle for teaching for social change.

Felton, P. (2008). Visual Literacy. Change. Nov/Dec 2008.

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Documenting the Visual Literacy InFUSION Project through Mini Learning Stories

U-Hall 3-098

The Visual Literacy InFUSION Project is a professional development program designed to increase the creative teaching and assessment of learning in visual literacy to transform undergraduate student learning experiences. Funded by the Davis Educational Foundation, Lesley University created a model for infusing visual literacy across the liberal arts and sciences disciplines and professional majors in the College of Art & Design and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Collaborating in cross-school partnerships, a group of 16 faculty explored visual literacy across their various disciplines to create pedagogical projects to expand students’ understanding of the power of images as tools for both learning and communicating what one knows. As Peter Felton points out in “Visual Literacy” (2008):

To train students to see critically and to create in multiple modes should be an essential component of a liberal education. That will require not only re-envisioning our curricula and teaching practices but also supporting faculty…in learning to both value and use visual representations in working with students.

A panel of Visual Literacy Faculty Fellows will discuss the impact of this program on their personal and professional development as educators. The Fellows will then share how they documented their learning in mini stories created on storyboards using both images and text. The mini learning stories capture the Fellows’ experiences in visual literacy both as an exploration of the self and as a vehicle for teaching for social change.

Felton, P. (2008). Visual Literacy. Change. Nov/Dec 2008.