Break the Stereotype! Critical Visual Literacy in Art and Design Librarianship

Break the Stereotype! Critical Visual Literacy in Art and Design Librarianship by Stephanie Grimm and Amanda Meeks

The authors consider an approach to visual literacy instruction that is rooted in the philosophies and practices of critical librarianship and feminist pedagogy. They explore the extent and limitations of existing standards, frameworks, and pedagogical models to support an idea of critical visual literacy, particularly in the context of art and design schools and creative career-focused institutions. By examining practices and examples from other disciplines, the authors identify strategies for teaching critical visual literacy in context. These pedagogical models inform the design and revision of two workshops for art and design students.

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