Which pedagogical questions can teachers ask to develop visual literacy


  • What's going on in this image?  (*image can be any visual artefact)
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What more can we find out?


  • What does this image say to us?
  • Who are the audience?

What kind of image is this?

  • What media has been used to make it?
  • Is purpose of this image; art, advertising, documentary, educational, instructional, inspirational?


  • Why was it made?
  • How does it work?
  • Does it meet its objectives

Creative Construction

  • How else could this image be used?
  • How could you change/improve this image?
  • How would you use this image?

Critical enquiry

  • Where has this image come from?