graphicacy


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graphicacy

(ˈɡræfɪkəsɪ)
n
the ability to understand and use maps, plans, symbols, etc
[C20: formed on the model of literacy]
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In the modern world, Arnheim (1969) concluded that this graphicacy, visual and graphic skills, remains as important to education as literacy and numeracy.
Anning (1997) addressed the importance of graphicacy, ".
Given that graphicacy encompasses both the ability to understand and to create graphics, some students with visual impairments may be missing essential skills for efficient use of graphics at school (Aldrich, Sheppard, & Hindle, 2003).
Boardman D (1983) Graphicacy and Geography Teaching.
More than 30 years ago two eminent British professors of geography, WGV Balchin and Alice Coleman, coined the term `graphicacy' to describe the general skill involved in making and reading maps, claiming, in a feature article in The Times that graphicacy was the "fourth ace in the pack" and should be counted alongside oracy, literacy and numeracy as an essential skill for any well-educated child.
Graphicacy is defined as "the demonstrated ability to comprehend and to produce graphics" (Aldrich et al.
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