Visual Literacy & Critical thinking
A critical mind:
Thinks through the consequences of a line of thinking
Looks for evidence
Considers alternative ideas
Is aware of how choices affect ideas
Is sensitive to what is balanced, fair and reasonable.
Dimensions of Viewing
Affective: How it makes you feel.
Compositional: What elements do you see? How was it composed? Shapes, colors, position, light...
Critical: What does it make you think of? What could be analyzed in it? What kind of message can be conveyed?
The image used to be used as a means to achieve the language focus and practice skills. Nowadays, it is also being used as stimulus and resource.
The image shouldn't convey the message too clearly.
There should always be some room for some speculation.