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1 Where Form Becomes Function: The Application and Incorporation of Visual Literacy Principles to Instructional Design

2 Visual Literacy is ……… What do you see? What does it mean? What is the context of the information in this image? Information Literacy is ……… What information do you need? Where will you find that information? How can you use the information you have found?

3 Images as Information View the film Born into Brothels Write a 10 page research paper The thesis of your paper must be derived from the film Use library databases to find scholarly literature to support your thesis Use the film as one of your information sources Assignment:

4 Where to Start ? What do the images tell you about the world? What do you see when you look at a film?

5 Learning Objective 1 Students will learn how to translate visual information into keywords

6 What key concepts are explored in the film Born into Brothels? Prostitution Photography Documentary Film Poverty India Children Self-Esteem Opportunity Creativity Montage

7 Learning Objectives 2 and 3 Students will learn that keywords reveal perspective And that one visual source may be viewed from multiple perspectives

8 Which key concepts will you explore? Prostitution Photography Documentary Film Poverty India Self-Esteem Opportunity Creativity Montage

9 social context This perspective looks at the film as a document describing the world and society that the people in the film inhabit. Poverty India Prostitution A paper written from this perspective might discuss the economic and social conditions that perpetuate the red light districts and brothels in India. Possible keywords :

10 artistic technique Documentary films This perspective considers the film as an art work in its own right. Photography Montage Films can be discussed according to their style of photography, the way they are edited, how the actors are directed, and the type or genre of film. Possible keywords :

11 personal narrative Films are most often seen as story telling devices. Self-esteem Opportunity Creativity The paper that is written from this perspective would discuss the events that happened to the people in the film – the situations they cope with, how they manage their lives. Possible keywords :

12 Prostitution Photography Documentary Film Poverty India Self-Esteem Opportunity Creativity Montage

13 Learning Objective 4 Students will learn that perspective guides search strategy

14 Which database to research social context ? ProQuests Research Library Art Abstracts Sociological Abstracts

15 Which database to research artistic technique? ProQuests Research Library Art Abstracts Sociological Abstracts

16 Which database to research personal narrative ? ProQuests Research Library Art Abstracts Sociological Abstracts

17 Perspective: social context Keywords: India AND Poverty AND Prostitution Database: Sociological Abstracts Search Strategy

18 Learning Objective 5 Students will learn how to link visual information with print information via database searching

19 Articles Found Biswas-Diener, R., & Diener, E. (2001). Making the best of a bad situation: Satisfaction in the slums of calcutta. Social Indicators Research, 2001, 55, 3, Sept, 55(3), Chattopadhyay, M., Bandyopadhyay, S., & Duttagupta, C. (1994). Biosocial factors influencing women to become prostitutes in india. Social Biology, 1994, 41, 3-4, fall-winter, 41(3-4), Kumar, P. (1961). Prostitution: A socio-psychological analysis. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 1961, 21, 4, MAR, 21(4), Pillai, T. V. (1982). Prostitution in india. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 1982, 43, 3, Oct, 43(3),

20 Learning Objective 6 Students will learn how to use information in multiple formats (image, text, data) to support one thesis

21 Writing Your Paper Textual Information Visual Information

22 Dont forget to cite your film! Briski, Z. (2004). Born into Brothels [Motion Picture]. New York: Thinkfilm.

23 Where Form Becomes Function: Created by Andrea Slonosky and Jane Suda Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus


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