Teaching teachers: learning through graphic literacy

Bruzzese, R 2009, Teaching teachers: learning through graphic literacy, Masters by Research, Media and Communication, RMIT University.

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Title Teaching teachers: learning through graphic literacy
Author(s) Bruzzese, R
Year 2009
Abstract Graphic design education has a long history of practitioners leading the development of teaching environments. While these practitioners may develop innovative teaching methods during their educational career, many will never engage with the discipline and literature of pedagogy. Ramsden (2003) asserts that pedagogical principles can help create deeper teaching/learning environments, but this research is all too often disseminated in a lexicon that is not familiar to new graphic design teachers. The research just does not get the message across to those who could benefit most from it.

Although graphic design has had difficulties in translating the pedagogical lexicon to its context, it could use its expertise in the visual language to help create a broader understanding of teaching and learning theories and principles for itself and others. The very visual communication skills that we teach could be a more effective way to communicate to educators the necessary pedagogical theory that is to be used in the classroom.

This exegesis documents my exploration of pedagogical awareness in graphic design education and how graphic literacy can facilitate this awareness. Through a reflective practice of reading, designing, teaching and conversation, I have uncovered my perceptions and conceptions as a teacher and discovered how some pedagogical principles can help the teaching and learning environment. I have used this knowledge to create an awareness of these principles through the comic language.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Media and Communication
Keyword(s) Design Study and teaching (Secondary)
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