Visual Thinking for Teaching & Learning Giulia Forsythe Special Projects Facilitator Centre for Pedagogical Innovation
Visual Thinking Brainstorming Planning Learning Teaching
the world needs all kinds of minds
We all have our preference for entry into the learning cycle. Where are you most comfortable?
but... Even though you may have a learning preference, you need to also move outside your comfort zone
Recognizing there are a diversity of approaches is essential in teaching and learning contexts. Also scaffolding learners into new approaches is essential.
Kolb’s cycle of experiential learning addresses the three domains of learning: cognitive, affective and psychomotor. Or simply, Head Heart Hand Deep learning will address all three domains. Drawing ALSO addresses all three domains of learning.
'The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those ... who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn - Alan Toffler
How we learn Zull Teach - techen
Ken Robinson RSA AnimateChanging Education Paradigms These videos have made a huge impact both for their content but also in their modality. If you haven’t already watched this TED talk, go do it now!
“the world needs all kinds of minds” -Temple Grandin Dan Roam in his book “Blah Blah Blah” divides us into Foxes and Hummingbirds. Dan argues that when communicating, we need balance between both of these
“But I’m not an artist!” Yes, you are.
Sunni Brown, TEDx “As an essentially verbal education gains control, the child abandons his graphic efforts and relies almost entirely on words” from Edwards, B. (2008) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
Visual practice only needs
“We cannot understand anything unless we create internal neuronal networks that reflect physical relationships” - James Zull
Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical -James Zull
How we study our own autobiographies as learners is essential to our development as teachers-Stephen Brookfield
Doodle break Learning is like...
I use visual thinking for brainstorming
I use visual thinking for planning Nancy Duart in her book “Slideology” recommends planning your presentation using sticky notes
http://www.spinweaveandcut.blogspot.com/ Nick Sousanis is completing his PhD thesis in comic form
Oshii, M. (Director). (1995). Ghost in the Shell [Film]. Watching students take notes in class. There’s a lot of typing and not a lot of listening. Note taking in Lectures
Providing notes online sometimes allows students to tune out.
Doodle Break Critical incident questionnaire (Brookfield) Graph your attention most engaged / least engaged