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The visual plays a central role in today's multimediated, computerized culture. The question is: How can we exploit the intersections between the visual and the verbal to improve learning? ARTiculating explores ways to capitalize on visually connected pedagogy.
While the chapters point to a small part of the ever-increasing, multidisciplinary literature now available in the visual literacy area, in general the authors present actual practices in language and visual learning since these inspire further research specific to our practices and disciplines. To emphasize the need to examine our disciplinary objectives, the activities also demonstrate how to adapt language and visual arts pedagogy across disciplines and how much we can learn from the practices of other disciplines.
The activities featured in the book help teachers lead students to the sources (metaphors, mental images, problem-solving algorithms, culturally coded responses) from which their writing and language abilities originate. Doing so offers teachers and students opportunities for powerful learning experiences. While the visual activities meet student-specific objectives, the chapters also provide teachers at many educational levels and across the curriculum with strategies that employ visual-based pedagogy as a web that connects classroom learning objectives with larger curricular learning objectives.
1a. Seeing Writing in a Visual World, E. Hobson
1b. Response, P. Childers
2a. Postcards: Inside/Out, J. Trimmer
2b. Response, J. Mullin
3a. What's Art Have to Do with It?, P. Childers
3b. Response, J. Mullin
4a. Alternative Pedagogy: Visualizing Theories of Composition, J. Mullin
4b. Response, P. Childers
5a. Teaching Writing in a Visual Culture Across Disciplines, P. Childers
5b. Response, E. Hobson
6a. The Civil War and Its Monuments: Visualizing the Past, R. Putney
6b. Response, P. Childers
7a. Beyond Visualizing a Community of Learners, J. Mullin
7b. Response, E. Hobson
8a. Drawing Students Into Writing: A Faculty-Development Workshop, E. Hobson
8b. Response, J. Mullin