Title

Incorporating Visual Literacy in the First-Year Writing Classroom Through Collaborative Instruction

Department

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Composition Forum. Volume 43.

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

This article proposes a model for collaboration between composition instructors and instructional librarians to promote visual literacy instruction in first-year writing courses. While the creation of visual content is essential to digital composing technologies, it often remains underutilized as a tool for writing development in first-year curricula. Drawing from complementary threshold concepts outlined in composition scholarship and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, we demonstrate how librarians and writing instructors can engage in collaborative instruction to bridge gaps between theory and practice and leverage existing institutional expertise to support multimodal instruction in first-year writing.

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