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Creating and reading images: towards a communication framework for Higher Education learning

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Seminar.net
Issue number1
Volume6
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article offers theoretical underpinnings that can support an image-based
communication framework for Higher Education. This framework
targets students in higher education for the purposes of their productive
engagement with curriculum content through visual materials and
accompanying narratives. Its structure is presented in the concluding part of
the article and arises from the reviewed literature throughout the article.
Within this structure, blogs are suggested to serve the purpose of an image
and narrative repository. The main argument in the article is that image-based
communication provides a tool for externalizing students’ process of
concept understanding. That understanding is seen to surface while students
create, explain in writing and then discuss the created images with their
peers and teacher. In that respect, the suggested framework might provide a
channel for expressing students’ prior knowledge and cultural background
alongside being an alternative way of communication method in Higher
Education.