Visual Literacies: An Ecology Arts-based Pedagogical Model

Susan Marie Holloway

Abstract


The study explores visual literacies and critical literacies students may experience utilizing photography aimed at engaging youth in thinking more deeply about their relationships to the environment and the communities they live in. This is a case study based on interviews with a total of 5 participants. I argue that visual literacy expands students’ opportunities to build productively upon print-based literacy practices, evens the playing field to some extent for English Language Learners, and connects youth in creative ways to think about being citizens in their communities and the world.


Keywords


New Literacies; Visual Literacies; Critical Literacies

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