Graphicacy and Art Education

Robert Brazil
1975, Vol. 8, No. 1,


The ability to think and structure thought in visual/spatial terms, in order to communicate ideas and concepts to others, was given the name of Graphicacy by ProfessorW.G.V. Balchin and Miss A.M. Coleman in an article that they wrote for the Times Education Supplement in 1965. In isolating this skill and comparing it with other modes of thought and communication, namely literacy and numeracy, they suggested that there was a case to consider Graphicacy as one of the essential underpinnings within education.

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