Visual Literacy and Creativity
The following resources are designed to help you assess and develop your students’ visual literacy and creativity skills.
All our resources are available for free educational use under a Creative Commons licence. You are welcome to link to them, use them and adapt them if necessary for your students, but please acknowledge LearnHigher as authors.
The aim of this activity is to clarify the difference between descriptive and analytical writing and emphasise the importance of research-based argument. Participants engage in an interactive 3-stage exercise that interrogates a (visual) text in order to generate a piece of academic writing.
Activity time: 1 hour
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, PowerPoint File
The animations are all based around the themes of productivity, curation, discovery, collaboration, impact and transferable skills. It is to highlight the many ways students can engage with technology to improve their learning experience.
Activity time: 3 minutes
Types of media: Video
A workshop designed to show how drawing and visually representing objects or themes can help to support learning and increase creativity. Includes links to the theory behind creative/visual practices.
Activity time: 2-3 hours workshop, plus extra curricular feedback time.
Types of media:
A presentation outlining a whole new approach to successful study. The six steps are:
S = Study Techniques and practices
O = Overview
C = Creativity
C = Communicate effectively
E = Emotions
R = Review, review, review
Also includes a booklet for students' reference, and some suggested activities to follow the presentation.
Activity time: 40 minutes
Types of media: Handout/s, Slides, PowerPoint File, Word Document