Deconstructing Video Text

Deconstructing Video Text(Photo: WOSU - Frank Baker)

Analyzing video and audio to see what’s shown, and what’s not.

Investigating the nature of students’ understanding of visual texts is an important area of research in the “new literacies.” The research suggests that students need access to a metalanguage in order both to explain their own visual designs and to develop more sophisticated and critical understandings about how visual texts in general are constructed. For this to occur, teachers require an understanding of visual features, as well as the ability to incorporate appropriate pedagogical practices into the classroom environment. Talking About Visual Texts With Students – Jon Callow

(Media Literacy consists of excerpts from Frank W. Baker’s keynote presentation at a Media Literacy Institute on September 17, 2008 at WOSU@COSI. )