Learning to be visually literate

As it says in the video: A Picture is worth a thousand words

I have grown up and have been educated to express myself in text. I have worked at this for many years and have developed a certain facility for expressing myself in this media.

More and more though I have come to realise that we are moving inexorably towards a society that expresses itself visually. I realise that I have to learn how to do this. I shall be retiring soon and have decided that I want to spend much of my learning time in trying to become more able to express myself visually. I want to become a more effective photographer and I want to explore video.

Here is a photograph that I downloaded today:

This photograph is by Skinnylawyer and was downloaded from Flickr. It is in a series of photographs taken at the 9/11 Memorial. The single rose says it all in a way that my prose cannot.

Surely it is time that we realised the way that the digital revolution has effected the way that our children learn about their world and the way that they would choose to express themselves. A powerful argument is given for the importance of a visual curriculum in the following TedXDartmouth Talk by Brian Kennedy

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About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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