Effective Use of Visuals in Teaching in Higher Education


Arianne Rourke and Zena O’Connor
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Paddington, Australia

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU029000

Research in recent years particularly in the realm of communication skills in computer technology has supported the argument that students should have multiple skills and forms of communication that encompass the capacity to comprehend and convey information in visual form. This book addresses this concern, by examining specifically how visuals can be utilised in higher education to promote meaningful enriched learning. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



List of figures

Chapter One. Introduction

Chapter Two. Effective teaching and reflective practice: The role of visuals, concept cartoons and mind maps

Chapter Three. Embedding threshold concepts into teaching through visual instruction

Chapter Four. Learning style modalities and visual literacy

Chapter Five. Effective use of visual cues to scaffold online courses

Chapter Six. Visual literacy and memory

Chapter Seven. Gestalt theories of visual perception and visual communication materials

Chapter Eight. Visual perception: The roles of colour & contrast

Chapter Nine. Design Factors

Chapter Ten. Conclusion


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