Teaching Visual Culture Chapter 1 The Professional Field Theorizing…
Teaching Visual Culture
The Professional Field
Theorizing Visual Culture in Education
Visual culture is an interdisciplinary model that shapes our thinking about the world.
It leads to the creation of Knowledge through different visual forms.
Visual culture helps develop meaning through experiences of surroundings and the content
However the education of visual culture must take into account changing ideas and their influences
Visual Culture Education and Identity
Education as a Medium of Identity formation
e.g. We tend to change as we learn.
Creation of the concept of self depending upon certain characteristics through symbolic representation
Lyotard 1984 argues the therapeutic value of art found in contemporary imagery. e.g. an advertisement that celebrates family, promotes the concept of togetherness
Images are continuously interpreted and so forms new knowledge an new meaning and identity for imagery
The evolving state of visual culture illustrates that personal freedom no longer only involves the matter of speech but concerns freedom of information in a range of visual art forms integral to the creation of individual and group knowledge
Discursive Relations and Cultural Mediation
more relations have become visual and visual symbols are often used as form of interchanging ideas
Theories change is related to social conditions such as social values , policies and information
Ones vision of what is possible over time (This can be refereed to as increasing knowledge and understanding of a material can help realize new possibilities hence our vision/ approach towards that particular material changes)
Three Types of Human Interaction with Information exists within the contemporary society
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