عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of teaching visual literacy on learning skills of 7-10 years old children referred to public library.
Methodology: This quasi-experimental study was performed using pretest-posttest with control group. The statistical population of the study consisted of all children aged 7-10 years old members of Mohammad Rasoolullah Public Library in Javanrood. They were selected by convenience sampling method. 15 persons was considered as experimental group for teaching visual literacy and 15 persons as control group. The research tool was Kangas Learning Skills Questionnaire (2009) and Lupatska (2018) visual literacy questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis.
Findings: Multivariate analysis of covariance showed that the mean scores of learning skills and its components (note taking, memory enhancement, exam preparation, concentration enhancement and time management) in children who had teaching visual literacy; in compared with children who did not receive teaching, there was a significant difference, and teaching visual literacy led to increased learning skills among them.
Conclusion: Due to importance of teaching visual literacy to enhance children's learning skills, teaching visual literacy can be considered as an effective program in public libraries. Therefore, it requires careful and coherent planning.