1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
1a Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1b Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1c Admission into MEDUOS-Master of Education
1d Admission into GDPTESOL-GradDip in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1e Admission into MTESOL-Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1f Admission into MED-Master of Education
1g Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1h Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
2 Admission into MTEC-Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
2a Admission into MTS-Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2b Admission into MTSE-Master of Teaching (Special Education)
2c Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
2d Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
2e Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
2f Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
2g Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
2h Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
2i Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
2j Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
2k Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
2l Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
2m Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
2n Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
2o Admission into MTSESC-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary)
3 Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3a Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3b Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3c Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
4 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e or 2f or 2g or 2h or 2i or 2j or 2k or 2l or 2m or 2n or 2o)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC9200 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic provides an introduction to the field of visual literacy and associated meaning making through visual modalities in learning and teaching of languages. This topic examines the role of mental imagery and of the use of images in languages education. It also offers opportunities to critique the use of visuals and to examine visual literacy in mini research studies.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • develop an understanding of the role of mental imagery and images in foreign language education

  • develop curriculum knowledge of visual literacy and the potential importance of image and text in meaning making in languages education.

  • review and evaluate visual strategies for language learning including the keyword method.
  • develop understanding of the cultural and situational contexts of print and visual messages and their potential impact on readers and/or viewers.

  • critique the need for critical visual literacy skills in an increasingly digital world.

  • foster research-informed enquiry, critical analysis, evaluation and reflection as essential educational practices.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • identify and critique key elements of visual strategies for learning and teaching languages

  • design learning activities in which students explore the purpose and intent of integrated image and text.

  • critique constructivist teaching principles and pedagogical models with the aim of developing critical visual literacy skills in language learning and teaching contexts.

  • undertake a mini research study aimed at investigating and critiquing the role of visual modalities in meaning making in the foreign language education.