Graphicacy: Do Readers of Science Textbooks Need It?
MetadataShow full item record
In contrast to literacy and numeracy, graphicacy is under-explored. Yet it is not only linked to fundamental cognitive abilities, but is also important in all areas of instruction. This paper reports an analysis of the graphics that appear in K-12 science school books. The questions were the following: what skills might school students need to understand these graphics? Do books provide guidance or instructions to help students process these graphics? We found that many graphics required a high level of graphicacy, in terms of strategies and skills required to understand them. Moreover, strategic guidance or instructional help were rarely provided.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Snowball, Clare (2011)This thesis investigates the inclusion of graphic novels in library collections and whether the format encourages teenagers to use libraries and read in their free time. Graphic novels are bound paperback or hardcover ...
The significance of knowledge of social contexts to concept development in graphic design practice in New ZealandMauger, Stanley Philip (2010)This thesis investigates the question; what is the significance that a cross-section of New Zealand graphic designers placed on using knowledge of social contexts to inform their practice? It reveals whether graphic ...
Nazemi, Azadeh; Murray, Iain (2013)Non-textual graphical information (line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, etc.) are increasingly pervasive in digital scientific literatures and business reports which enabling readers to easily acquire the nature of the ...