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More than Meets the Eye: An Introduction to Visual Literacy in The Classroom

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Organisers: Jointly organised by Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Centre for Applied English Studies, and the Common Core

Date & Time : 13 October 2020 (Tuesday) 2:00pm - 3:00pm (HK time)
Venue : Conducted via Zoom
Speaker : Maria D. Avgerinou
Facilitator : Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL) and Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)

Abstract
Are you Visually Literate? What does it mean to be Visually Literate today? How do we teach Visual Literacy? How do we teach utilizing it as an interdisciplinary tool and a vehicle of learning? What are the VL skills and competencies for the 21st century? What are the standards, principles and guidelines we need to bear in mind when designing and assessing for VL-based learning experiences? This interactive workshop will present Visual Literacy from its theory and research to specific learning designs and assessments as applied to a variety of subject areas at higher education level.

About the speaker
Maria D. Avgerinou, Ph.D., has focused her work on the Theory, Research, and Assessment of Visual Literacy over the past 25 years. As a former academic in American, British, and Greek universities, she has taught, published, and presented extensively on the research and practice of visual literacy for education and training. Maria has served International Visual Literacy Association as President, Editor of the Selected Readings, and since 2012 as the Editor of the Journal of Visual Literacy/JVL (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). Among her other recognitions, she is the recipient of IVLA’s Research award.

For information, please contact:
Mr. Thomas Lau , CETL
Phone: 3917 4807; Email: kanclau@hku.hk​