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What is Visual Literacy?
Why Visual Literacy?
Whose Is It?
Where Is It?
**International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)**
The organization is “dedicated to the principles of visual literacy.” The site offers information on conferences, publications, and resources and provides a definition of visual literacy.
enter for Media Literacy – Visual Literacy
This site focuses on the media aspect of visual literacy for the K–12 classroom. Articles, toolkits and other resources are provided.
VUE: Visual Understanding in Education
/ This site “conducts educational research focused on aesthetic and cognitive development that results from interaction with art. Based on its findings, VUE develops programs for schools and museums, principally Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).”
ARTICLES & Websites
**“How to Speak Out (Visually) at Your Library.”**
This article explains the correlation between visual and information literacy and lists teaching strategies for visual literacy; includes a bibliography.
"Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy"
website. (In particular, check out the "Visual Literacy: Lesson Plans" in the left menu.)
Engaging the Eye Generation
by Johanna Riddle
Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn
Teaching with Digital Images: Acquire, Analyze, Create, Communicate
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