The Center for Learning and Teaching Newsletter Teaching News

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Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

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New Chalk Talk

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In a recent issue of New Chalk Talk (Vol.5, No: 3) Dr Doris Jones contributed a most welcome comment on the significance of visual rhetoric and argued for the integration of visual literacy into text based writing assignments. Coming as it did from a professional colleague in the Writing Program at AUC the message carried additional weight for many of us who continue to experiment with ways of motivating critical learning and self-learning in the classroom. The message conveyed by Dr Jones, of course, has also been a key and central issue of many studies and scholarship related to the centrality of visual images in our daily lives and even in our cognitive self.