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Graphicacy and Culture

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INTRODUCTION: GRAPHICACY AND VISUAL CULTURE (Ken Baynes) ... Graphicacy and cultural change, Continuities and change, Group graphi... Weiterlesen
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INTRODUCTION: GRAPHICACY AND VISUAL CULTURE (Ken Baynes) ... Graphicacy and cultural change, Continuities and change, Group graphics: them and us, The graphics of horror, Shaping the future: graphicacy and design, In conclusion. CHAPTER ONE: GRAPHICACY AND EDUCATION ... Introduction, What is graphicacy?, The international emergence of graphicacy, Typologies of graphicacy, Fry's taxonomy of graphs, Graphicacy within educational curricula, Graphicacy across the curriculum, Graphic representations of quantitative information, Computer aided images, Text based vs. text and image based information, Visual aids: advantages, Visual aids: disadvantages, Graphicacy in relation to literacy, Multiple intelligences and visual literacy, Chapter summary. CHAPTER TWO: PROGRESSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHICACY, Introduction, Development of graphicacy in children, Key authors, Children's drawing abilities by age group, Skills and abilities related to developmental stages, Piaget's theory of cognitive development in young children, Other perspectives, Drawing and mark-making, Children's responses to images, Nature Vs nurture, Nature, Nurture, Enhancing graphicacy capability, Analysis of advertising texts, Map related exercises, Atlas map work, Maps and symbolic representations, Gender differences, Chapter summary. CHAPTER THREE: GRAPHICACY AND STUDENTS' LEARNING ... Introduction, Skills required when dealing with graphicacy elements, Children's art as a mental test, Graphicacy tests developed in educational contexts, UK Associated Examining Board graphicacy test, Wilmot's graphicacy tests, Map-work related tests, Perceptual reasoning, Chapter summary. CHAPTER FOUR: THE AFTERMATH ...Introduction, Literature review outcomes, Summary of results, A research tool defining graphicacy in the curriculum, Validating the taxonomy, Chapter summary. CHAPTER FIVE: CASE STUDIES ... Design: Draigo learning clock(Adrian Draigo), Education: The visual challenges of teaching introductory university-level muscle physiology 1. Structure of a vertebrate skeletal muscle & The organizational hierarchy of functional morphology (Nicole Danos) 2. Thermodynamics (Nancy Aguilar-Roca), Dentistry: The application of images and pictures in dentistry (Anna-Maria Yiannikou, Education: Externalization of visual mental images through the medium of sketching (Diarmaid Lane, Niall Seery and Seamus Gordon), Medicine: the subconscious and conscious mind (Nikos Danos), Education: Drawing to learn: focus on the built environment (Eileen Adams, Psychotherapy: 'Memory Island' & Shadow Tableaux 1. 'Memory Island' - a virtual world populated by drawings 2. Shadow tableaux in nature reserves (Jennie Pedley), FINAL WORD, REFERENCES, ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Xenia Danos' academic career started with a BA followed by a PGCE in Design & Technology for Secondary Education at Middlesex University. After teaching KS3, GCSE, and A-level Design & Technology for 3 years in a UK school, she completed a PhD on Graphicacy at Loughborough University. She then moved to Cyprus where she worked in the Department of Education at the University of Cyprus for 2 years. In collaboration with the head of the department, she ran the PGCE Design and Technology course for preschool and primary school teacher trainees. She supervised the students on teaching practice and acted as a mentor and mediator between the university and the schools. Xenia now works as a researcher in the Department of Educational Sciences at the University of Cyprus. Xenia's research so far, has concerned visual communication (graphicacy), which is the creative development and communication of ideas and information through images and symbols e.g. maps, diagrams and photographs. The power of images has wide possibilities and great potential for the enhancement of teaching and learning. Through her work she has identified and defined what graphicacy is, investigated how it is used across secondary school curricula, how children engage with it and ultimately what effects it has on students' learning. Her PhD research was based on determining students' skills and abilities through assessing work completed in a classroom context in order to design and deliver robust strategies to enhance educational performance, from individual to national level. Currently she is continuing her research on graphicacy through a European-funded project, looking to develop formative and summative assessment tools for graphicacy elements, as well as researching a new area of interest concerning creative behaviours in Design and Technology, Science and Mathematics within school curricula.


Xenia Danos' book contributes to the creation of a platform for education in the area of graphicacy and refocusing on visual learning. The foundation for the book is Xenia's literature review concerning the development of graphicacy in humans. Despite exploring over 2000 references, the prior research was limited in scope, but raised many potentially interesting points of departure. Ken Baynes puts this literature review in context with an opening essay on the significance of the visual in Western culture. He explores the role of graphicacy in cultural change, its role in establishing continuities, and particularly its significance for shaping the future through modelling and design. After discussing graphicacy in education, its development and progression, and relationship to students' learning, Xenia presents a new taxonomy that she designed primarily to facilitate the analysis of graphicacy across educational curricula, although it has wider application. Graphicacy is vital to an extraordinary range of human activities ranging from design to archaeology. It is a key medium for communicating ideas, information and proposals in everyday life. A feature of Xenia's book is a number of case studies demonstrating current graphic practice in professions as diverse as dentistry, psychotherapy and engineering. Taken together they serve to substantiate her argument for the use of graphic media as a means of learning and expression in education. The book's purpose is to get graphicacy on the educational agenda and it makes a powerful case.The book also provides a framework for more specialist forthcoming LDP titles that take the connection between graphicacy and design into related areas of practice and education.


Titel: Graphicacy and Culture
Untertitel: Refocusing on Visual Learning
EAN: 9781909671089
ISBN: 978-1-909671-08-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Printondemand-worldwide Distribution
Genre: Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 255
Veröffentlichung: 01.06.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch