THE INFOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE, ADAPTED TO UNIVERSITY TEACHING, AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL
1 Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
2 Generalitat Valenciana (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The visual language method has proven its versatility and functionality over the years. Nowadays it is functional and allows students to explore new means of learning, creatively, without perceiving an overload of work.
The teaching experience is the use of infographic language, and works in various pedagogical fields, analyzing and using ICT in teaching. To achieve creative development, the teaching tool “Do it yourself” is used, enhancing the strengths or talents of the students. Diversity is also addressed, in a social context of communication and technology. To represent the didactic content, we must look for everyday languages that convey complex messages. The infographic tool facilitates the transfer of information in an innovative and easy-to-understand way.
The following article focuses on the analysis of the results obtained from the application of this educational innovation at the Universitat Politècnica de València-UPV-, Spain. Teaching innovation is part of the Project of Educational Innovation and Improvement "Digital tools for the acquisition of transversal competences and the application of the SDGs online", of the Institute of Education Sciences, at the UPV.
The infographics have been prepared by students and teachers, generating abstraction to express themselves with a creative language, adapt to easy codes and convey a complex message, with a visual structure. We, as teachers, have the challenge of using this technology as an improvement of our methodological tools, opening infinite possibilities, in which motivation will be the main factor.
Keywords: Infographic, Visual Language, Teaching Innovation, SDG, Pedagogical Tool.