It would seem that children are becoming more literate, or at the very least, they are beginning to develop different literacies to keep up with the fast pace of the technological revolution. As adults, most of us would acknowledge that we are less literate in technology than our younger counterparts. However, I would argue that while children demonstrate amazing literacy skills both in the traditional sense as well as in the sense of information technology (IT) and its applications, visual literacy as a tool for interpretation is still at a basic level and in need of nurturing. The term ‘visual literacy’ can mean many things but for the purpose of this discussion it can be defined as the ability, ‘to discriminate and interpret the visible actions, objects, symbols, natural or man-made, that he encounters in his environment’ (Debes 1968) or ‘The active reconstruction of past visual experiences with incoming visual...
|Title of host publication||Challenging Perceptions in Primary Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exploring Issues in Practice|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||4|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781472578402, 9781472578396|
|ISBN (Print)||9781472578389, 9781472578372|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Feb 2015|