visual literacy


Definition of visual literacy

: the ability to recognize and understand ideas conveyed through visible actions or images (such as pictures)

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Comics, with their paneling and illustrated formats, are perfect mediums for practicing visual literacy skills. Los Angeles Times, "The case for comic books," 16 Aug. 2019 Comics enhance visual literacy Children are bombarded with images, advertisements and screen time on a daily basis. Los Angeles Times, "The case for comic books," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of visual literacy

1971, in the meaning defined above

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