Syllabus bites: Visual literacy


What is Visual literacy?

The glossary definition for Visual literacy from the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian curriculum in English K–10 contains the key terms and concepts about visual texts, media and communication used in the syllabus.

The Visual Literacy White Paper (.pdf 181kB) has a brief overview and history of visual literacy.

The Visual Literacy slideshow (pdf 12.8 MB) provides a comprehensive introduction to visual literacy and visual texts, including examples and activities on analysing and decoding photographs, magazines and print advertisements.

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This infographic contains an image from the multimedia digital story ‘Inanimate Alice'. Artists: Babel, Kate Pullinger

Infographic: Visual literacy, English K-10 syllabus, engage, explore, process and evaluate visual texts, conventions, techniques, language choices and processes.