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Visual literacy, English language--Study and teaching


English Language and Literature


In this Kairos PraxisWiki webtext, we use Hill's three-part framework to address concerns like those espoused by Handa about rhetorical illiteracy in relationship to visual rhetoric and design, and we share three assignments of varying scope and sequence that respond to these challenges. Besides learning opportunities to explore and practice visual rhetoric, design, and writing, each assignment offers opportunities for students to explore Piktochart, a web-based drag-and-drop infographic program, which can be used to create infographics, posters, and presentations. Because of its drag-and-drop capabilities, our students generally find it easy to learn. With minimal guidance, students may learn program basics and, by learning through exploration and practice, may develop competence with the program. Each assignment example below increases in scope and stake—from short and ungraded to complex and a significant portion of the grade. With these increases, chances for in-depth teaching of the programs arise, if needed, based on students’ capabilities.


Published: 15 April 2016

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Sandoval, M., Sheffield, J. P., Winet, K. (2016). Three Ways In: Approaches to Teaching Visual Rhetoric Through Infographics Programs. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (Praxis Wiki) 20.2 :



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