TEACH VISUAL provides easy access to examples of pedagogy used in object-based teaching.

BROWSE assignments, assessment tools, syllabi, and readings to spark an idea or adapt a project to suit your area of expertise and your campus resources.

TEACH VISUAL was developed by academic museum/gallery staff to support faculty from all disciplines in using their campus museum/gallery as a resource for teaching.

IMAGE GALLERY: Gallery tour, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (two images); Label editing for a student-curated exhibition, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH: Critique of exhibition installation, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.

According to John Debes who coined the term “visual literacy” at a conference in 1969:

“Visual literacy involves the ability to understand, produce, and use culturally significant images, objects, and visible actions. . . . With training and practice, people can develop the ability to recognize, interpret, and employ the distinct syntax and semantics of different visual forms. The process of becoming visually literate continues through a lifetime of learning new and more sophisticated ways to analyze and use images.”