“Unframing” as a Pedagogical Philosophy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Maggie Murphy, Associate Professor, Art & Design Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: What does “unframing the visual” mean, and why was it chosen as the title for an anthology on visual literacy pedagogy inspired by the 2022 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Visual Literacy in Higher Education: Companion Document to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (VL Framework)?1 Spoiler alert: The phrase refers to a certain philosophy for visual literacy teaching and learning. In this introduction, I will start by defining what visual literacy is, then explain how my definition relates to this pedagogical philosophy, eventually arriving at “unframing the visual” as an active praxis for academic librarians and information practitioners to embrace in their work with visual literacy learners.

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Unframing the Visual: Visual Literacy Pedagogy in Academic Libraries and Information Spaces
Language: English
Date: 2024
unframing the visual, visual literacy, higher education, pedagogical philosophy, pedagogy, academic librarians

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