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Dr Brad Jackel

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Thinking About Diagrams: A General Diagrammatic Literacy, Brad Jackel Jun 2012

Thinking About Diagrams: A General Diagrammatic Literacy, Brad Jackel

Dr Brad Jackel

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Thinking Critically About Diagrams: A Theoretical Framework For General Diagrammatic Literacy, Brad Jackel Dec 2010

Thinking Critically About Diagrams: A Theoretical Framework For General Diagrammatic Literacy, Brad Jackel

Dr Brad Jackel

Diagrams are used heavily throughout contemporary society, yet there is little guidance for educators on teaching students to think critically about diagrams in general. Because of this there is almost no systematic guidance for learners on how to approach unfamiliar diagrams with some degree of confidence, particularly in terms of their ability to think critically about the visual ‘rhetoric’ of a given diagram. This is a crucial ability to foster in students, given society’s increasing reliance on forms of graphical communication which encourage the use of diagrams (internet, PowerPoint, tablet computing, smart phones) and the decision-making contexts in which ...