Revision of the model (chaired by Diederik Schönau)

The Prototype of the European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy (CEFR-VL) includes an overview of sixteen subcompetencies. The relationships between these subcompetencies and with the more generic competencies like social, personal and methodological competencies need further scrutiny. Is the overview complete? Is it consistent and how do the subcompetencies relate to one another? How do they relate in terms of process or hierarchy? Are the definitions of the concepts and subcompetencies in accordance with the most recent insights in human thinking and learning?
The purpose of the Working Group Revision of the Model is to arrive at an improvement of the structural model of the CEFR-VL, both in terms of content as in terms of visualization.

A first contribution to this revision was given by Bernard Darras’ keynote at the 35th InSEA World Congress in Daegu, South Korea in August 2017, in which he presented his proposal of a new concept for such a model.

Members of the Working Group: Andrea Karpati (H), Diederik Schönau (NL), Bernard Darras (F, Université de Sorbonne I) and Ernst Wagner (D).

When you are interested in joining this Working Group, please express your interest to the Chair (

The first meeting of this Working Group is scheduled for March 14, 2018 in Paris.

The coming Newsletters will inform about the discussion.