Diederik W. Schönau
European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL)

In 2016 the European Network for Visual Literacy (ENViL) published the prototype of a Common European Framework of Reference for Visual Literacy (Wagner & Schönau, 2016). This prototype is based on the analysis of 37 European curricula in the domain of visual learning. The leading concept used in this analysis is the concept of ‘competency’. The prototype presents sixteen sub-competencies, covering the complete domain of learning in both the productive subdomain (‘making’), as well as the receptive subdomain (‘responding’). In this presentation the concept of ‘competency’ is given further scrutiny. Also, the sixteen sub-competencies are reviewed and presented in a more generic and coherent format for use of these competencies in the subdomain of ‘making’.