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Design at the Graduate Level: Preparing Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach Visual Literacy

Title: Design at the Graduate Level: Preparing Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach Visual Literacy.
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Name(s): Galin, Jeffrey R.
Swartz, Haley
Gleyzer, Marianna
Copley, Rachel
Marino, Nicholas Mennona
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Book Chapter
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: IGI Global
Place of Publication: Hershey, PA
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 24 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: While much has been written about visual literacy and multimodal teaching, almost nothing has been published on preparing instructors and graduate teaching assistants to provide students with the mechanics of visual design, rhetoric, and cultural criticism to help them build complex, multimodal projects that go beyond visual inclusion and critique. This chapter focuses on a graduate course on visual literacy, rhetoric, and design that was taught by one of the authors and taken by the other four. Grounded in previous claims for visual literacy in the field, the authors open by introducing how and why students can be helped to develop visual arguments. It then introduces the graduate course, and 10 strategies for successful multimodal, project-based teaching, which are exemplified by graduate and undergraduate project examples. The chapter concludes with example assignments from two of the graduate authors and a call for a dedicated cross-disciplinary graduate course for multimodal pedagogy.
Identifier: FAUIR000224 (IID), 10.4018/978-1-5225-2808-1.ch011 (doi)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FAUIR000224
Use and Reproduction: author
Host Institution: FAU