Standard Five – use

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Standard Five

The visually literate student uses images and visual media effectively.

Performance indicators:

1.       The visually literate student uses images effectively for different purposes

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Plans for strategic use of images and visual media within a project
    b.      Integrates images into projects purposefully, considering meaning, aesthetic criteria, visual impact, and audience
    c.       Uses images for a variety of  purposes (e.g., as illustrations, evidence, visual models, primary sources, or focus of analysis)
    d.      Uses images for subject-specific and interdisciplinary research, communication, and learning

2.       The visually literate student uses technology effectively to work with images.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Uses appropriate editing, presentation, communication, storage, and media tools and applications, to prepare and work with images
    b.      Determines image file format, size, and resolution requirements for a project, and converts images accordingly
    c.       Edits images as appropriate for quality, layout, display (e.g., cropping, color, contrast)

3.       The visually literate student uses problem solving, creativity, and experimentation to incorporate images into scholarly projects.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Experiments with different ways of integrating images into academic work
    b.      Uses visual thinking skills to clarify and solve problems

4.       The visually literate student communicates effectively with and about images.

Learning Outcomes:

    a.       Writes clearly about images for different purposes (e.g., description, analysis, evaluation)
    b.      Presents images effectively, considering meaning, aesthetic criteria, visual impact, rhetorical impact, and audience
    c.       Discusses images critically with other individuals, expressing ideas, conveying meaning, and validating arguments
    d.      Includes textual information as needed to convey an image’s meaning (e.g., using captions, referencing figures in a text, incorporating keys or legends)
    e.      Reflects on the effectiveness of own visual communications and use of images
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