Visual Imagery, Metadata, and Multimodal Literacies Across the Curriculum

Visual Imagery, Metadata, and Multimodal Literacies Across the Curriculum

Anita August (Sacred Heart University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 295
ISBN13: 9781522528081|ISBN10: 1522528083|EISBN13: 9781522528098|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2808-1


A student’s learning experience can be enhanced through a multitude of pedagogical strategies. This can be accomplished by visually engaging students in classroom activities.

Visual Imagery, Metadata, and Multimodal Literacies Across the Curriculum is a pivotal reference source that examines the role of visual-based stimuli to create meaningful learning in contemporary classroom settings. Highlighting a range of relevant topics such as writing composition, data visualization, and literature studies, this book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, professionals, and academics interested in the application of visual imagery in learning environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Visualization
  • Eye Tracking
  • Higher Education
  • History Studies
  • Literature Studies
  • Professional Development
  • Secondary Education
  • Writing Composition

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anita August focuses her research on the areas of rhetorical visual theory and pedagogy, collective intelligence communities, feminist visual culture and practices, writing and identity, nineteenth-century feminist historiography, fairy tale pedagogy and creative writing pedagogy. Overall, her contribution to rhetoric andwriting studiesisto present an interdisciplinary and rhetorically situated analysis of discourse in all ofitsformswith a particularfocus on visual persuasion usingAristotle’srhetorical appeals: character (ethos), reason (logos), and emotions (pathos). Her research, then, investigates vision, visual practices, visuality, visual literacy, and visual culture in both historical and modern eras. For example, although visual signs and visual symbols codify meaning and thus create knowledge, her research examines and theorizes the rhetorical power of visual imagery as discourse. Therefore, she reaches across disciplines to facilitate a dialogue regarding the social construction of visual imagery as a meaning-making practice in socio-historical and cultural sites.