Improving visual literacy of law and criminology students: developing educational materials
Gabry Vanderveen passed away on 10 January 2023. Gabry was Associate Professor Criminology at Erasmus School of Law.
The Community for Learning & Innovation and Erasmus School of Law are exploring in what way the project can be continued.
About the project
How can we make our students’ visual literacy future proof? Technological developments have made it easy to create, share and present visuals. This has led to an increase in visuals in the legal system. Different types of visuals are created by many actors: (digital photos of) drawings, maps, photos and videos from security cameras, medical visualizations such as X-rays and fMRI scans, 3D models of crime scenes, timelines and visual legal communication (legal design). Therefore, more attention for visual literacy of criminology and law students is necessary. This project studies which educational materials and didactical methods improve visual literacy. In a (future) world of deep fakes and video analysis using algorithms, our students need to become future proof visually literate persons.