Teaching Literacy through Visual Language
Children live in a visual world and the ability to read visual images is becoming a vital skill. Visual images are fast becoming the most predominant form of communication with the ratio of image to text increasing.
Visual Literacy supports classroom practice in many ways across the curriculum.
Mental Models (Michael Rutherford), are created when a sensory representation is connected to a verbal or written label, which in turn activated both hemispheres of the brain and makes for enhanced memory, recall and application.
***Introduction to Mental Models
Ankle-Deep words and images
Waist-Deep symbol systems and sensory representation
Neck-Deep varied processing methodology
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