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What is visual literacy?
Ok, so I understand what it is about, but not what it exactly is.
Literacy seems to be about understanding and communicating with that media, e.g. verbal literacy. So visual literacy must be about understanding communication in illustrations etc.? Everybody must be visually literal to some extend, while some being better than others obvious. I thought the word would be applied to groups of people like: "Children of today are more visually literal than 50 years ago, because they meet many more illustrations in school and in their daily life".
But in this article, there is a definition: "Visual literacy is the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations. Skills include the evaluation of advantages and disadvantages of visual representations, to improve shortcomings, to use them to create and communicate knowledge, or to devise new ways of representing insights". This stresses visual literacy as something for teachers or authors of communication material and teaching material, and not to students receiving it.
I think the article on visual literacy in education supports my understanding, and thus the above definition has a wrong or too narrow focus.